Third Accuser Tells Jury ‘He Was Like a Predator’ – Rolling Stone

A 3rd accuser took the stand Wednesday on the Danny Masterson rape trial, with Jane Doe #2 testifying about an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the That ’70s Present actor’s dwelling in 2003.

As Doe #2 testified Wednesday, Masterson “was like a predator, and as an grownup lady, you’ve got loads of time to see these distinctions between somebody having affinity for you and somebody focusing on you as a chunk of meat.”

Doe #2 instructed the court docket that upon arriving at Masteron’s dwelling, he began appearing like a “drill sergeant,” ordering her to take away her garments, be part of him in his jacuzzi, and in his bathe. 

“I didn’t need any of what was taking place,” Doe #2 mentioned (by way of Selection). “I did begin saying to him, ‘We can’t have intercourse, Danny. We can’t have intercourse.’”

Regardless of pleading with him to not, Masterson first penetrated Doe #2 there towards her will within the bathe. Later within the bed room, after Masterson agreed he wouldn’t have intercourse with Doe #2, “he flipped me over on the mattress — quick — and he began pounding me from behind.”

“He was raping me,” Doe #2 mentioned. “I used to be shocked and I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, what are you doing? I instructed you not to try this.’”

In 2020, Masterson was charged with three counts of forceable rape; the previous That ’70s Present actor pleaded not responsible and faces 45 years to life in jail if convicted. He additionally faces a civil trial that has been postponed till the conclusion of the legal trial.

Two different victims — each Scientologists on the time of the alleged assaults — beforehand testified about their very own incidents with Masterson in addition to the Church’s response.

Christina B instructed the court docket that after she reported to the Church that Masterson allegedly raped her whereas she was unconscious in December 2001, a church official mentioned that it was not doable to rape one’s girlfriend.

Throughout the first week of testimony, Jane Doe #1 mentioned she additionally feared retaliation and being declared a “suppressive individual” by Scientologists for testifying. She mentioned she signed a nondisclosure settlement (NDA) in 2004 and obtained a $400,000 settlement over fears of being excommunicated from the Church.

Just like the earlier accusers, Jane Doe #2 was additionally a Scientologist on the time of the alleged rape, and she or he too feared reprisal from the Church if she got here ahead with accusations. “Within the church, he was extra vital than me on the time,” she mentioned Wednesday. “That will have made my life horrible.”

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