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Actor Danny Masterson’s wife files for divorce following a rape conviction

Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison on September 7 after being found guilty in May of raping the two women in 2001 and 2003 at his house in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles : Less than two weeks after the former “That ’70s Show” star was given a minimum 30-year prison term for raping two women, actress Bijou Phillips filed for divorce from Danny Masterson, according to reports in US media on Tuesday. According to the celebrity news website TMZ, the model and singer cited “irreconcilable differences” in her plea to a California court.

Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison on September 7 after being found guilty in May of raping the two women in 2001 and 2003 at his house in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The 47-year-old American actor, who is married to Phillips and has one child, won’t be eligible for parole until he is 77.

According to TMZ, Phillips is asking for complete custody of their nine-year-old daughter and visitation privileges for Masterson.

AFP’s inquiries for response from her attorney were not immediately answered.

Phillips had remained by Masterson’s side for both of his trials, the first of which was ruled a mistrial last year because the jury could not come to a consensus.

Another charge of rape against a third woman resulted in a deadlocked jury in the retrial. That accusation was dropped.

Masterson became well-known after the 1998 premiere of the classic comedy “That ’70s Show,” in which he co-starred with actors Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher as Steven Hyde.

He collaborated once again with Kutcher on Netflix’s “The Ranch,” but after Los Angeles police announced they were looking into additional rape allegations against the actor, he was sacked and the show was cancelled in 2017.

The three ladies who were at the center of the accusations against Masterson at the time were Church of Scientology members. Two of them said that they had been discouraged from calling law enforcement by church leaders.

 

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