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That 70s Show's Hyde Actor Danny Masterson's Rape Scandal - The Full Story!

Bran Published On Wed Sep 09 2020   Modified On Wed Sep 09 2020
That 70s Show's Hyde Actor Danny Masterson's Rape Scandal - The Full Story!

Grab all the details about how Steven Hyde from That 70s Show got himself in trouble with three separate rape allegations.

Danny Masterson gathered millions of fans all over the world from his role in 'That 70s Show,' but he currently goes through the risk of losing it all through a scandal in connection with three rape allegations. The actor started his journey in the showbiz industry way back in 1988 as a twelve-year-old and continued to strengthen his resume with every passing year.

Danny Masterson's contribution to the world of filmography and television is widespread, considering how he appeared in filmlike 'Smiley Face' and 'The Chicago 8.' Furthermore, he displayed his versatility in television shows, including 'Cybill,' 'Sliders,' and 'Joe's Life.' However, it wasn't until 'That 70s Show' in 1998 when he got his breakthrough as the main cast of the superhit sitcom. While his acting career was quite resounding, he found himself getting involved in various ill deeds, which came into the news multiple years later. Stay with us to get to the end of it.

Four Women Filed Sexual Allegations Against Danny Masterson

Danny Masterson in a grey t-shirt poses a picture..

Danny Masterson is charged for raping three different women while he was the cast of 'That 70s Show.'
Photo Source: LA Times

Danny Masterson's life struck a big iceberg when four different women filed sexual allegations assault against him in March 2017 to Los Angeles Police Department investigation. While he outright denied those claims, Netflix took a harsh action straight away by laying him off from 'The Ranch' on December 5, 2017. The show continued with its production without him as it returned to the screens in 2018.

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A fifth woman gathered all the courage and confidence to speak up and made rape accusations against Masterson in December 2017. Surprisingly, the two even dated for several months in the past. Getting more into details, singer The Mars Volta singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala alleged Hyde, aka Danny, for sexually assaulting his wife, Chrissie Carnell Bixler. Furthermore, he even opened up regarding this in one of his songs, 'Incurably Innocent.'

Danny Masterson in a blue shirt caught on the camera.

Danny Masterson played a fan-favorite character of Steven Hyde in 'That 70s Show.'
Photo Source: The New York Times

Even Danny Masterson's biggest fans might find it hard to defend their idol, considering the fact that there are multiple women who have put in with such serious claims. Despite the fact that Danny isn't convicted yet, there are serious doubts on his character now.

Danny Masterson Charged With Three Counts of Rape

Following the allegations in 2017, the police launched a serious investigation against 'That 70s Show' actor, Danny Masterson. Since the lawsuit was filed for stalking, harassment, and rape, things were surely not going according to plans for the talented filmstar. One of the plaintiffs spoke that one of her dogs died through injuries in the trachea and esophagus and esophagus, with a possible chance of poisoning. Alongside the actor, she points her fingers at the members of the Church of Scientology as they chased her when she drove her car, filmed her without permission, and harassed her online. 

Danny Masterson poses a picture with his wife at an event.

Danny Masterson could go to the prison for 45 years if convicted.
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Another plaintiff disclosed that she and her neighbors observed a man, possibly Danny Masterson, for snapping pictures from her driveway and breaking a window in her 13-year-old daughter's bedroom. Danny did speak to the public to one of the plaintiffs, saying how he will not be 'fighting his ex-girlfriend in the media.' Furthermore, he remained confident that he will come up with justice and last laugh in the court.

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Things never looked like it would go back to normal as Bixler-Zavala reported that a second of his family pet was murdered through rat poison by the Church of Scientology members, following his allegation against Masterson for raping his wife. On June 17, 2020, he was charged for raping a 23-year-old woman in 2001, a 28-year-old woman in early 2003, and a 23-year-old woman in late 2003. If the court finds him guilty, he could face a punishment that sees him spend 45 years in prison.

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