Jury deadlocked in rape trial of Danny Masterson, decide orders extra deliberations

LOS ANGELES — The jury weighing the rape expenses in opposition to “That ’70s Present” star Danny Masterson introduced Friday it was deadlocked.

Los Angeles County Superior Courtroom Charlaine F. Olmedo instructed the panel to return again on Nov. 28 and take a look at once more.

“You have got been deliberating for an inadequate period of time,” Olmedo stated earlier than excusing them.

Masterson, who’s charged with raping three girls at his Hollywood Hills dwelling from 2001 to 2003, faces as much as 45 years in jail if convicted on all three counts of forcible rape.

The panel composed of seven girls and 5 males started its first full day of deliberations Wednesday, a day after Masterson’s protection workforce and prosecutors made their closing arguments within the intently watched trial in Los Angeles County Superior Courtroom.

Masterson, 46, has denied all of the allegations leveled in opposition to him by the three girls, who’re all former members of the Church of Scientology, to which the actor nonetheless belongs.

It is a growing story. Please test again for updates.

Dua Anjum reported from Los Angeles and Corky Siemaszko from New York Metropolis.

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