«That ’70s Show» star Danny Masterson was convicted of two counts of rape Wednesday at his retrial in Los Angeles.

The jury of seven women and five men deadlocked on the third count after deliberating for more than a week. The Associated Press informed.

The verdict came about six months after Masterson’s first trial for raping three women he met through the Church of Scientology ended in a mistrial, with the jury leaning to acquit the actor, now 47. years.

Masterson was accused of raping three women, identified at trial as Jane Doe #1, Jane Doe #2 and Jane Doe #3, at his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 and 2003. He faced up to 45 years in prison if convicted. of the three charges.

All three accusers are former members of the Church of Scientology, to which Masterson still belongs.

As at his first trial, Masterson never took the stand. And Masterson’s defense attorneys refused to call any witnesses.

Masterson, who has been out on bail since his June 2020 arrest by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division, has strongly denied all allegations made against him by the women.

The sitcom star has also denied assaulting a fourth woman, identified as Jane Doe #4, who told the court during her first trial that he had also raped her.

Judge Charlaine Olmedo initially denied the prosecution’s request to put Jane Doe #4 on the stand in the first trial, but changed her mind after prosecutors argued that Masterson’s attorney opened the door by suggesting that the other three Masterson’s accusers ganged up on him. Masterson was not criminally charged with raping her.

District Attorney Reinhold Mueller put Jane Doe #4 back on the stand in Masterson’s retrial along with a fifth woman, who testified that the actor raped her in 2000 after a cast party in Toronto. Deadline informed. The fifth woman did not testify in the first trial. Unlike Masterson and the three Jane Does he is accused of raping, the additional witnesses are not Scientologists.

The two Masterson trials have focused a lot of unwanted attention on the Church of Scientology which the Jane Does have accused of trying to cover up the allegations against the actor.

At the retrial, Olmedo once again made it clear that Scientology was not a defendant. but the judge again allowed witnesses to testify how they were pressured by church officials not to talk to the police about the rape allegations.

Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw denied those accusations, repeatedly insisting that church doctrine requires members «to abide by all the laws of the land.»