Actor Danny Masterson, known for his roles in the sitcoms “That ’70s Show” and “The Ranch”, was charged with forced rape of three women in the early 2000s, the Los Angeles County Attorney said Wednesday .
Masterson, 44, has been charged with raping a 23-year-old woman he invited to his Hollywood Hills home in 2003, the attorney’s office said in a statement. He was also charged with raping a 28-year-old woman the same year and a 23-year-old woman in 2001.
Masterson has been charged with three counts of rape by force or fear, and faces a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison for life if convicted.
The actor played Steven Hyde in “That ’70s Show” between 1998 and 2006 and starred in the Netflix comedy “The Ranch” before being fired in 2017.