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Danny Masterson Sent to State Prison to Serve Sentence for Rape Convictions

Danny Masterson Sent to State Prison to Serve Sentence for Rape Convictions

Danny Masterson. (California Dept. of Corrections via AP)

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

12/28/2023

Updated: 2/1/2024

DELANO, Calif.—“That ‘70s Show” actor Danny Masterson has been sent to a California state prison to serve his sentence for two rape convictions.
Authorities said Wednesday that the 47-year-old Mr. Masterson has been admitted to North Kern State Prison, and they released his first prison mug shot. The photo shows him wearing orange prison attire, with long hair and a beard.
In June, Mr. Masterson was convicted of raping two women in his Los Angeles home in 2003. In September, a judge sentenced him to 30 years to life in prison. His wife, actor Bijou Phillips, filed for divorce in the weeks that followed after a marriage of nearly 12 years.
He had been held in Los Angeles County jail in the months since while post-sentencing hearings were held and issues resolved, including the turnover of all the guns Mr. Masterson owned, some of which had to be located.
It will be more than 25 years before Mr. Masterson will be eligible for parole.
Mr. Masterson’s lawyers said they plan to appeal the conviction.
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