It’s been almost three weeks of testimony Danny Masterson’s rape trial. So far, the court has heard from three Jane Does all claiming this That 70’s show star violently sexually assaulted her. Now Judge Charlaine F. Olmedo said she will have a fourth witness testify.
Masterson faces only three counts of violent rape, but Assistant District Attorney Reinhold Mueller argued that given Masterson’s team’s suggestion that the three Jane Does — all former Scientologists — conspired against Masterson and the Church of Scientology, the court of a fourth victim, that never had any connection to Scientology. Mueller claimed the jury should note that another woman “is out there with experiences similar to Mr. Masterson’s who was also interviewed by the LAPD.” The judge, who initially refused to testify for the fourth Jane Doe, finally agreed.
“I feel bagged,” said defense attorney Philip Cohen after the decision. Corresponding court television, Doe #4 will take the booth on Wednesday. She qualifies as a “prior witness to bad deeds,” as seen just down the hall at Harvey Weinstein’s Second trial for sexual abuse.
Like Masterson’s other accusers, Doe No. 4 said Masterson raped her at his Los Angeles home in 1996 while she was intoxicated. Previous allegations from all of Jane Doe’s testimonies allege that Masterson violently raped her. Until now, Doe #1, who knew Masterson casually, described regaining consciousness in his bed as he penetrated her. When she tried to fight back, she said he held her back and wrapped his hands around her neck and wrists. “He was really, really squeezing,” she said, adding that she thought she was “dying.” She also told the court he threatened her with a gun in a second attack. Doe #2 compared him a “predator” and claimed he raped her after a party at his house. Finally, Doe #3, who dated Masterson from 1996 to 2001, allegedly that he repeatedly attacked her while she was unconscious. “There would be no asking, no loving,” she said testifies. “It often happened that I was sleeping and I woke up when he had sex with me. That was normal. That was the only thing I knew.” Masterson has vehemently pleaded not guilty denied all allegations.
Lisa Marie Presley, a former Scientologist who is due to testify on behalf of her friend Jane Doe #3, will do so no longer take a stand, nor will the famous Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer. Jury deliberations are reportedly scheduled to begin on November 18.
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