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The actor Ashton Kutcher, the star of the series "That 70's Show", said in an interview with Esquire that he hopes that his former castmate, Danny Masterson, who is accused, among other things, of raping three women, "will be found innocent" of all the charges attributed to him.
This is Kutcher's first response to the affair, more than two and a half years after Masterson - who maintains that he is innocent - was indicted.
It comes amid the rise of "That 90s Show" on Netflix, which is a sort of sequel to that successful series, and about two months after Masterson's trial ended without a verdict and he was scheduled for a retrial.
"Ultimately, I can't know. I'm neither the judge nor the jury, neither the prosecutor nor the victim. And I'm also not the accused. Therefore, in this case, I have no room to comment," Kutcher said in an interview regarding Masterson's guilt.
"I am very supportive of anyone who feels they have been wronged in any way," he added.
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Masterson, best known for his role as Stephen Hyde in the same series, was accused of raping three women in separate incidents between 2001 and 2003.
All of the alleged crimes took place at Masterson's home in the Hollywood Hills.
If convicted, Masterson faces a possible sentence of up to 45 years in state prison.
Authorities declined to file sexual assault charges against Masterson in two other cases, one due to insufficient evidence and the other based on the statute of limitations.
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In his trial, the jury was unable to reach a decision in Masterson's case, and a retrial was announced, which will open at the end of next month.
The story of the sexual assaults was first published by a journalist who runs an anti-Scientology website, Ella Masterson.
According to the testimony of the three women, who also belonged to the group in the past, the attacks were silenced by the sect and according to them they were required not to complain to the police.
Due to the suspicions against him, Masterson was fired in 2017 from the Netflix series "The Farm", in which he played alongside several friends from "That 70's Show", led by Kutcher.
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