Masterson was arrested Wednesday at 11: 30 a.m. (Pacific time) and released shortly before 15 hours. PT on bail of $ 3.3 million, according to the information available on the website of the department of the sheriff of the county of Los Angeles.
Masterson is accused of breaking force three women in separate incidents that occurred between 2001 and 2003, said a press release from the office of the district attorney.
His indictment is scheduled for 18 September.
In a statement to CNN, the lawyer for Masterson Tom Mesereau said: “Mr Masterson is innocent, and we are confident it will be cleared when all the evidence will eventually be revealed and that the witnesses will have the opportunity to testify “.
His character was the best friend sarcastic Eric Forman of Topher Grace.
The show was also featured Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon and Wilmer Valderrama.
Masterson would play again with Kutcher in “The Ranch” from Netflix. He has also had roles on “Men at Work” for TBS and other parties after passing on ” That ’70s Show “. (TBS, like CNN, is owned WarnerMedia.)
In 2017, Netflix and the producers of “The Ranch” have removed Masterson from the series in the midst of allegations of rape.
At the time, Masterson said he was “obviously very disappointed” by the decision, in a statement to CNN.
“Since the first day, I denied the outrageous claims against me. The police have investigated these allegations, there are more than 15 years and found them to be without merit, ” said the press release of Masterson in the press release of 2017. “I’ve never been accused of a crime, much less convicted. In this country, you are presumed innocent until his guilt is established. However, in the current climate, it seems that you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused. ”
CNN has not talked to any of the accusers of Masterson.
Lisa Respers France and Cheri Mossburg of CNN contributed to this report.