Is Danny Masterson in ‘That ‘90s Show’ After Rape Allegations? Everything We Know
Several of the main characters from That ‘70s Show will reprise their roles on the Netflix spinoff That ‘90s Show. But will Danny Masterson make an appearance as Steven Hyde amid his ongoing rape trial? Keep scrolling to find out if Masterson will appear, which original stars will reprise their roles and more.
Will Danny Masterson Appear on ‘That ‘90s Show’?
Despite starring as Hyde on Fox’s That ‘70s Show from 1998-2006, Masterson does not appear on That ‘90s Show amid rape allegations made against him.
While several flashback sequences from the original show are featured during the first season of That ‘90s Show, Hyde is not included in any of the archived footage. Additionally, his absence isn’t addressed.
What Did Danny Masterson Do?
In June 2020, the Los Angeles Police Department charged Masterson with three counts of rape following a three-year investigation. He’s been accused of raping one woman in 2001 and two women in 2003.
The first trial took place in November 2022, though it was declared a mistrial after the jury could not come to a conclusion. On November 18, Judge Charlaine F. Olmedo told the deliberators to take a week-long break and come to a consensus after Thanksgiving.
By November 30, the jury was not able to come to a consensus and they remained divided after seven voting attempts.
“While we are disappointed with the outcome in this trial, we thank the jurors for their service,” the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office told In Touch in a statement at the time. “We also want to give our heartfelt appreciation to the victims for bravely stepping forward and recounting their harrowing experiences. We also are thankful for the hard work of the prosecution team and we will now consider our next steps as it relates to prosecuting this case.”
Jury selection for Masterson’s retrial has been scheduled for March 29, 2023.
Which ‘That ‘70s Show’ Stars Will Appear on ‘That ‘90s Show’?
Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp are reprising their roles as Red Forman and Kitty Forman and will star on the show as main characters.
Meanwhile, original cast members Topher Grace (Eric Forman), Laura Prepon (Donna Forman),Ashton Kutcher (Michael Kelso), Mila Kunis (Jackie Burkhart), Wilmer Valderrama (Fez) and Tommy Chong (Leo) will make special guest appearances.
The new cast members include Callie Haverda (Leia Forman), Mace Coronel (Jay), Ashley Aufderheide (Gwen), Sam Morelos (Nikki), Reyn Doi (Ozzie) and Maxwell Acee Donovan (Nate).
What Is ‘That ‘90s Show’ About?
That ‘90s Show follows Leia Forman, the daughter of Eric and Donna Forman, as she visits her grandparents Red and Kitty for the summer.
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