The walking blind item must have decided that the rape victims couldn’t do anything for her career, but the accused rapist could, so why not support him and hit him up for a job if he is found not guilty after his televised trial.
Danny Masterson Rape Case Allowed to Move Forward, Judge Rules
The rape case against former The Ranch star Danny Masterson is allowed to move forward, a judge has ruled. Variety reports that judge rejected an argument from the actor’s legal team, who motioned that the accusations against Masterson are too old to be prosecuted. Masterson is currently free, after previously having posted a $3.3 million bail.
He has not yet entered a plea, but is set to appear in court for a rescheduled arraignment on Nov. 2. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney website, the actor “has been charged with forcibly raping three women in separate incidents occurring between 2001 and 2003.” The press release added that all of “the alleged crimes occurred” at Masterson’s home and that if he is convicted, he “faces a possible maximum sentence of 45 years to life in state prison.” Allegations of sexual assault emerged against Masterson many years ago, but after a police investigation, he was not charged. The allegations arose again while he was starring on The Ranch, leading Netflix to fire him.
Notably, Masterson still has his fair share of supporters, such as former Orange is the New Black actress Taryn Manning. In a social media comment, she wrote to Masterson and his wife Bijou Philips, saying, “Love you Danny and Bijou. I know who you are! Scorned lovers unite. They can’t take your life away!”
Manning added, “I can’t believe the level of hatred. As if [you’re] any better at this point. Danny is awesome clearly or he wouldn’t be getting crucified this way. Bye.” Manning’s position has drawn some criticisms from other social media users who disagree with her stance. – Source