Woman who alleges rape by Danny Masterson delivers emotional testimony over four days
Danny Masterson made a statement in his own defense after the third day of the trial.
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A woman who claims she was raped by Masterson in the early 1990s and has since filed a civil lawsuit against him is testifying for the first time on Thursday.
The woman, who will be identified in court as Jane Doe, testified for nearly two hours over four days in the trial of Masterson, who is charged with three counts of rape, three counts of criminal sodomy and two counts of oral copulation. The fourth count is a charge of attempted unlawful sexual intercourse.
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One of several witnesses testifying in the trial of Danny Masterson, who is accused of raping a woman.
The woman claimed that Masterson raped her at least three and a half times at a time from their second-floor apartment on a road in the Hollywood Hills in the early 1990s. The woman alleges sexual acts that included digital penetration and oral sex, during which she said Masterson raped her three times and anally penetrated her once.
During cross examination, the defense’s attorney, Paul Cappetta, asked the woman several times whether she had a lot of drinks that night. The woman testified that she was not sure how much she drank, and she would not say how many drinks she had.
Masterson also gave a lengthy statement to jurors to defend himself after the third day of his trial.
“I cannot think of an appropriate way to end this long ordeal,” Masterson told the jury during the closing statements. “What I can tell you is that we have a beautiful family. I love my daughters, especially and I love my children. I love my wife, and I’ve made a commitment to my wife that I’m not going to be a repeat rapist because I knew what happened to me was wrong and I just felt deep remorse for what happened.”
He continued, “What I had was nothing compared to what [the woman