LCD: 'That 70's Show' Actor Danny Masterson Charged with Rape, Skips Appearance, Attys Argue For Him | Summary and Q&A

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October 19, 2020
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LCD: 'That 70's Show' Actor Danny Masterson Charged with Rape, Skips Appearance, Attys Argue For Him

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Actor Danny Masterson is facing rape charges while his attorneys argue that the allegations are outside the statute of limitations. Lacey Peterson's family is outraged that her ex-husband, Scott Peterson, may get a new trial.

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Q: What are the charges against Danny Masterson?

Danny Masterson is facing charges of raping three women between 2001 and 2003 in his home.

Q: Why are Masterson's attorneys arguing that the charges should be dismissed?

Masterson's attorneys claim that the allegations fall outside the statute of limitations and, therefore, cannot be prosecuted.

Q: What is the reason for the review of Scott Peterson's conviction?

The California Supreme Court ordered a review of Peterson's conviction due to a juror's failure to disclose being a victim of a crime in her past.

Q: Why is Lacey Peterson's family outraged about a potential new trial?

Lacey Peterson's family is angered by the possibility of a new trial for Scott Peterson, as they believe justice was already served.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Danny Masterson, known for his role in "That '70s Show," is accused of raping three women in his home between 2001 and 2003. Masterson's attorneys argue that the charges are beyond the statute of limitations.

  • Lacey Peterson's family is upset that her ex-husband, Scott Peterson, may receive a new trial. The California Supreme Court ordered a review of Peterson's conviction due to juror misconduct.

  • The video shows a New York trial judge threatening police officers, dropping names of high-powered supporters, and disobeying orders during a disturbance. The judge and his wife were ultimately put in handcuffs.

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