After Danny Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in jail for sexual assault, a clip of Conan O’Brien seemingly warning him about his allegedly predatory actions has resurfaced.
Masterson, 47, appeared on O’Brien’s eponymous talk show in 2004, the place he was requested if Masterson had a Lengthy Island, New York, accent in honor of his hometown.
“Not likely [because] I’ve been in L.A. for about 10 years,” the That 70’s Present alum replied on the time. “It goes away naturally, however there’s additionally sure phrases that there’s nothing you are able to do about. Like, my buddy Bodhi Elfman at all times teases me and he says ‘Hello, my identify is Danny Masterson, would you want to the touch my balls?’ [in an] imitation of me.”
Masterson, who positioned a heavy emphasis on the phrase “balls,” shocked O’Brien, now 60. The speak present host replied, “So why are you asking individuals to do this? That’s the extra vital query.”
Masterson responded: “I imply, you bought ’em, you realize what I imply? All people ought to seize.”
O’Brien then laughed off the tried joke, earlier than noting that he’s “heard about [him].” O’Brien added: “And also you’ll be caught quickly, I do know you’ll.”
Masterson succinctly replied, “I’ll.”
The clip has recirculated on social media within the hours following Masterson’s jail sentence. A choose dominated on Wednesday, September 7, that Masterson will spend 30 years to life in jail following his sexual assault trial. In Could, the Ranch alum was discovered responsible of two counts of rape.
Masterson was arrested and charged in 2020 with three counts of rape after a number of girls accused him of assault again within the early 2000s. Masterson fervently denied the accusations.
“From day one, I’ve denied the outrageous allegations in opposition to me. Regulation enforcement investigated these claims greater than 15 years in the past and decided them to be with out advantage,” the actor beforehand advised Us Weekly in a December 2017 assertion amid the preliminary claims. “I’ve by no means been charged with a criminal offense, not to mention convicted of 1. On this nation, you’re presumed harmless till confirmed responsible. Nonetheless, within the present local weather, it appears as if you’re presumed responsible the second you’re accused.”
Masterson was written off Netflix’s The Ranch amid the misconduct scandal, almost two years earlier than he first stood trial. The legal proceedings started in August 2022 and resulted in a mistrial after the jury failed to achieve a unanimous verdict. The retrial began in April and a verdict was rendered one month later.
Masterson’s legal professional is at the moment planning to enchantment the conviction. “The errors which occurred on this case are substantial and sadly, led to verdicts which aren’t supported by the proof,” lawyer Shawn Holley claimed whereas talking with reporters on Wednesday. “And although we now have nice respect for the jury on this case and for our system of justice general, generally they get it incorrect. And that’s what occurred right here.”
Masterson shares 9-year-old daughter Fianna with spouse Bijou Phillips. His partner was in attendance at Thursday’s listening to.
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