5:32 PM PT — Danny Masterson sounds confident in getting his convictions overturned on appeal.
One of Danny’s attorneys, Shawn Holley, tells TMZ … “For the past several months, a team of the top appellate lawyers in the country has been reviewing the transcripts of the trial. They have identified a number of significant evidentiary and constitutional issues which they will address in briefs to both state and federal appellate courts.”
Holley continues … “The errors which occurred in this case are substantial and unfortunately, led to verdicts which are not supported by the evidence.”
She adds … “And though we have great respect for the jury in this case and for our system of justice overall, sometimes they get it wrong. And that’s what happened here.”
Holley concludes … “Mr. Masterson did not commit the crimes for which he has been convicted and we — and the appellate lawyers — the best and the brightest in the country — are confident that these convictions will be overturned.»
Danny Masterson has finally been sentenced, months after he was convicted on 2 rape counts, to 30 years to life behind bars.
The “That ’70s Show” star was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in a Los Angeles court. He was facing 30 years to life after being found guilty on 2 of his 3 counts … so the sentence isn’t all that surprising.
As we reported, he was convicted on the 2 counts in May, but the jury was hung on the 3rd count. He was first charged back in 2020, with the 3 women saying the incidents went down between 2001 and 2003 — as he was working on his comedy series.
Remember, Masterson had a trial last October, but it ended in a mistrial a month later after the jury was unable to reach a decision. The actor’s team tried to get it dismissed, but he was eventually retried and convicted.
His attorney, Philip Cohen, told us after Masterson’s mistrial that the case was “about nothing other than the credibility of the three accusers and that credibility could only be determined by comparing, contrasting and focusing on the ever-evolving statements given by the women.»
After being found guilty, we learned Masterson wasn’t put in lockup with the general population at the L.A. County Men’s Central Jail — where he’s been awaiting his sentence — but instead was in “administrative segregation” … where high-profile inmates like O.J. Simpson and Suge Knight have stayed in the past.