The Los Angeles Superior Court decided to start the process by finding “sufficient evidence” after hearing the testimony of three women between 23 and 28 years old who denounced that Danny Masterson raped them in 2001 and 2003 when they met in the Church of Scientology.

If convicted of these charges, Danny Masterson could face up to 45 years in prison.

The attorney for Masterson, Tom Mesereau, assured that the relationships between the actor and the three women were consensual and described the process as a revenge against the cult practiced by the artist, since the alleged victims left the Church of Scientology.

At the end of 2017, Netflix fired Masterson of the series “The Ranch” for those accusations.

The allegations had been known since March 2017, about seven months before the scandal about Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement shook Hollywood and revealed numerous cases of abuse and sexual assault in the American audiovisual industry.

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