LOS ANGELES — A fourth lady who has accused “That ‘70s Present” star Danny Masterson of rape testified Wednesday that she met the actor greater than twenty years in the past on a film set and was partying with solid members at his home when she “blacked out” and was sexually assaulted.
When she awakened, the previous actress recognized as Jane Doe #4 instructed the courtroom, she was within the actor’s bed room, and “He was having intercourse with me.”
“He was on high of me,” she mentioned. “I imply, he was tough.”
Jane Doe #4 mentioned she was “fully confused” and helpless.
However the subsequent day, she testified, “Danny awakened and he was simply smiling at me as if we had been on a date or one thing candy.”
The girl’s testimony got here on the 18th day of the intently watched trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court docket and two days after Decide Charlaine F. Olmedo allowed prosecutors to place the previous actress on the stand regardless of repeated objections by Masterson’s attorneys.
Masterson has been charged with raping three girls between 2001 and 2003 however has not been charged with sexually assaulting Jane Doe #4.
He has denied the allegations.
Masterson, 46, pleaded not responsible to 3 counts of forcible rape and stays free on $3.3 million bail.
Jane Doe #4 instructed police the actor sexually assaulted her in 1996 at his Hollywood Hills dwelling.
The ex-actress mentioned she discovered herself hanging out on the set principally with Masterson and one other male actor. And when Masterson invited all people over after a wrap social gathering, she didn’t hesitate.
Jane Doe #4 mentioned she smoked some pot and was “calmly drunk.” She mentioned Masterson later started making an attempt to get her to depart the room the place she had fallen asleep.
“I used to be pushing him off of me and saying that nothing was taking place,” she mentioned.
Through the battle, she mentioned, she handed out after which had a flash of consciousness within the hallway the place she was being dragged. “However Masterson scooped her up and carried her off to his bed room, she mentioned.
Jane Doe #4 mentioned she started piecing collectively what occurred within the morning and felt ashamed and “disrespected.”
“I felt fairly bodily unwell in addition to being sore,” she mentioned.
Jane Doe #4 mentioned waited greater than a decade earlier than she instructed anybody of the alleged assault.
Masterson’s protection legal professional Philip Cohen made his third request for a mistrial and was once more rebuffed by the decide.
On cross-examination, Jane Doe #4 mentioned a few month later, Masterson assaulted her once more at her dwelling. The girl mentioned that Masterson gave her a drink from a flask that she mistook for whiskey and rapidly left her feeling intoxicated.
“I used to be telling him I didn’t wish to have intercourse with him,” she mentioned.
However Masterson endured, eliminated her garments, and sexually assaulted her, she mentioned.
“I fully went unconscious,” she testified. “I don’t keep in mind something till the next day.”
Requested by Deputy District Lawyer Reinhold Mueller what occurred the following morning, Jane Doe #4 mentioned “Danny was there.”
“He really woke me up and requested me to offer him a experience to this baseball sport,” she mentioned.
The decide had initially denied the prosecution’s request to place Jane Doe #4 on the stand however modified her thoughts Monday after Mueller argued that Cohen opened the door by suggesting that Masterson’s three different accusers colluded towards the sitcom star.
He’s a member of the Church of Scientology.
Not like the opposite accusers, Jane Doe #4 was not a Scientologist. She was not in cahoots with Masterson’s accusers, Mueller mentioned. He mentioned the jury ought to be conscious one other lady is “on the market with related expertise with Mr. Masterson who additionally was interviewed” by Los Angeles police detectives.
Masterson’s three different accusers, one among whom is a former girlfriend, testified earlier within the trial. And their accounts had been just like that of Jane Doe #4.
Two of Masterson’s three accusers additionally testified they had been rebuffed after they instructed Scientology officers he had raped them, and so they have mentioned they had been subjected to stalking and different acts of retaliation after they reported the allegations to police.
A Scientology spokeswoman has denied these allegations.
Scientology was began in 1952 by the science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard. The faith asserts in its official statements of beliefs that man is an immortal religious being with limitless capabilities, and it presents, for a value, one-on-one “auditing” and courses designed to assist members obtain a “clear” religious state. It strongly opposes the science of psychiatry as “disastrous.”
Masterson has been married since 2011 to actor Bijou Phillips, who can be an energetic member of the Church of Scientology.
Dua Anjum reported from Los Angeles and Corky Siemaszko from New York Metropolis.