‘He was rough and I couldn’t move.’ Danny Masterson’s fourth accuser testifies through tears how she woke up naked to find the actor eerily smiling at her after alleged assault
- A fourth alleged victim of Danny Masterson took the stand on Wednesday and cried as she described the alleged assault
- She claimed she woke up to find Masterson having sex with her and described it as ‘rough…he was pounding’
- The woman said she passed out and then woke up to Masterson smiling at her
- ‘He was just smiling at me in a way that was confusing to me – like we were on a date or something sweet,’ she said
- Masterson, 46, is charged with raping three women at his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 and 2003
- Actress Jane Doe #4 is not one of the three women the Scientologist TV star is charged with raping
A fourth alleged victim of accused rapist Danny Masterson cried as she told a jury Wednesday how she woke up to find him on top of her, having sex with her.
‘He was rough…he was pounding,’ said dark-haired actress Jane Doe #4 whose alleged rape is not one of the three the Scientologist TV star is charged with. ‘I could not really move or say anything.’
After passing out, she told Masterson’s rape trial, she woke up naked to find him smiling at her.
‘He was just smiling at me in a way that was confusing to me – like we were on a date or something sweet.’
Masterson, 46, is charged with raping three women at his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 and 2003. He’s pleaded not guilty to all the charges and he’s facing a sentence of 45 years to life in prison if he’s convicted.
Best known for his role on the hit TV sitcom That ’70s Show, Masterson – who has been free on $3.3 million bail since his arrest in June 2020 – was dressed Wednesday in a gray suit, gray shirt and blue tie at criminal court in downtown Los Angeles.
A fourth alleged victim of Danny Masterson took the stand on Wednesday and cried as she described the alleged rape. Masterson was dressed in a gray suit, gray shirt and blue tie at criminal court in downtown Los Angeles
Masterson is seen leaving the courthouse Wednesday with his wife Bijou Phillips, attorney Philip Cohen, a family member and the rest of his legal team
His three accusers – whom DailyMail.com is identifying only as Jane Does 1 through 3 – are all former Scientologists and are also suing Masterson and the Church of Scientology in civil court, claiming that they’ve been harassed and intimidated since reporting him to police.
His fourth alleged victim, Jane Doe 4, told jurors Wednesday that she met Masterson when the two had acting roles in a low-budget movie being filmed in LA in 1996.
Sometimes between scenes, she would catch him staring at her intently.
‘There was a harshness, coldness that left me feeling intimidated when he looked at me that way,’ she said.
At the wrap party at La Poubelle restaurant to mark the end of the movie, she had a couple of drinks with Masterson and other cast and crew members, she recalled.
‘He was staring at me the whole night – it was unsettling,’ said Jane Doe 4 who later went to an after-party at his then home on Laurel Canyon where she had ‘maybe three drinks’ and smoked some marijuana.
When Masterson suggested the party guests should crash at his house, she and one of the other actors on the movie went to sleep in a spare room, he on the bed and she on the floor, she told the court.
‘I felt tired…but I was conscious and aware’ before going to sleep, said Jane Doe 4 who added that she suddenly awoke to find Masterson ‘trying to pull me up and out of the room.
‘He was saying something about (the other actor in the room) taking advantage of me. I kicked him away and was pushing him off…and told him I wanted to go to sleep.
‘But he was adamant about me leaving the room. He was demanding and insisting that I go. He said, ”You’re getting out of here, come with me.”’
Jane Doe #1 burst into tears as she haltingly recounted the night in September 2002 when she woke to find Masterson allegedly penetrating her anally
Jane Doe #2, testified that Masterson invited her to his house sometime in late 2003. She said that he gave her a glass of wine to drink and then ordered her, ‘like a drill sergeant,’ to remove her clothes and get in his jacuzzi
Jane Doe #3 told jurors that Masterson violently raped her after ignoring her repeated pleas and left her feeling like a ‘rag doll’
She told jurors that she passed out and when she came to for a couple of seconds, Masterson ‘had his arms around my waist, dragging me down a hallway.’
She blacked out again, and ‘when I became conscious again, he (Masterson) was having sex with me. I woke up on my back in a bed and he was on top of me. He was penetrating me vaginally with his penis.’
Judge Charlaine Olmedo is presiding over the case
Her voice quavering, she added, ‘He was rough and I just remember trying to take in what was happening. I was pretty disoriented. I don’t think I was conscious for very long.
‘He was pounding. I could not really move or say anything. I was confused and honestly I don’t think I could have had any coherent thoughts.’
Jane Doe 4 said that after passing out again, ‘I woke up in the morning and I was looking around the room, taking it all in.
‘Danny woke up and he was just smiling at me in a way that was confusing to me – like we were on a date or something sweet.’
After putting on her clothes that were scattered around the room, she went on, ‘I completely shut down, just got dressed and left the room. I didn’t know what to make off the situation. I didn’t think he even liked me.’
She wept as she added, ‘I felt a deep shame and disrespected because I thought I was out with castmates and friends. I just did not think that was on the table. It was not for me. I was disturbed but I didn’t know how to cope with it.’
When she got home that day, Jane Doe 4 said, ‘I felt pretty physically ill as well as being sore and being kind of mentally incapable of dealing with any of it.
‘My vagina was sore and so was my anus. The insides of my thighs were tender and bruised. I felt my whole body was in pain – like an incredible hangover, but extreme.’
She said the first person she talked to about the alleged rape was Jane Doe #2 –17 years later in 2013.
Jane Doe 4 told the court that after the alleged rape, she would occasionally run into Masterson in LA and ‘I would find myself shaking.’
On one of these occasions – a mutual friend’s housewarming party – she went to the bathroom and when she came out she found Masterson, ‘blocking my exit and staring at me with what I felt was a threatening stare,’ she said adding that she ducked past him and left the party.
Under questioning from Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller, Jane Doe 4 said that she met with Jane Doe 2 in New York in 2013 who ‘told me that Danny Masterson raped her.’
Under questioning from Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller (pictured), Jane Doe 4 said, ‘I understood it to be non-consensual but I had not categorized it as rape’
Contradicting what she said in earlier testimony, Jane Doe 4 said that at that 2013 meeting, she did not tell Jane Doe 2 that she too had been raped by Masterson.
She didn’t reveal that till she sent a message to Jane Doe 2 in 2019 after reading about the alleged rape cases involving Jane Does 1 thru 3.
Jane Doe 4 told the jury that Masterson raped her a second time, about a month after the first. She said Masterson and a ‘bunch of guys’, including actor Scott Caan (pictured) showed up at her apartment where ‘Danny got out and the others left’
Asked by DDA Mueller why it took her is long to go to the police and report him for the alleged rape in 1996, Jane Doe 4 said, ‘I did not process it in 1996.
‘I understood it to be non-consensual but I had not categorized it as rape.
‘And when I heard about the case (involving Jane Doe 1 thru 3), I remember me hitting it fully and having to sit with that.’
When DDA Mueller asked her when she did finally got to the police in 2019, ‘At that point in time did you have an understanding that what happened to you was rape?, she responded, ‘Yes.’
Back on the witness stand later Wednesday, Jane Doe 4 told the jury that Masterson raped her a second time, about a month after the first. She said Masterson and a ‘bunch of guys’, including actor Scott Caan, showed up at her apartment where ‘Danny got out and the others left.’
Since she had room-mates, she took him upstairs to her room where, she said, they talked and he gave her a drink from a flask he was carrying with him.
‘I think it was whiskey – I just had a couple of swigs,’ said Jane Doe 4 who added that she couldn’t recall Masterson drinking from the flask.
Within 15-20 minutes she told the jury she was feeling ‘extremely intoxicated – I recall pretty quickly becoming incoherent.
‘We went from talking and it moved to him taking off my pants and him starting to have sex with me. ‘I was telling him I didn’t want to have sex and he was laughing and continuing on.
‘I was telling him to stop and I also told that he didn’t have a condom on – and he said, ‘Diseases are in the mind.’
She said that she went ‘completely unconscious’ and I didn’t remember anything till the next morning when Masterson woke her up ‘and asked me to give him a ride to his baseball game.’ She told jurors that when she woke she feeling ‘shaky and hungover’. Her vagina and anus hurt and ‘I was pretty out of it.’
Masterson played wise-cracking Steven Hyde on That ’70s Show from 1998 to 2006
But she still took him to the baseball game. Under cross examination from Masterson’s attorney, Philip Cohen, Jane Doe 4 – who is not a Scientologist – admitted that she told cops she hadn’t thought ‘one single bit’ about either alleged rape till they interviewed her in 2019.
‘But it was more that I had not processed it,’ she added. ‘There were multiple times it came to mind.’
She admitted telling police and the DA that she was ‘really drunk’ during the first incident.
And when Cohen asked her if she told the DA that ‘sex kind of happens when people are drinking,’ she said, ‘That’s how I dealt with what happened in my mind.’
At Cohen’s suggestion that she and Masterson read together for a new movie and drove to auditions together, Jane Doe 4 said, ‘He did drive me to one audition.’
When she agreed that after the alleged rapes, she had accepted rides home from Masterson on several occasions when he saw her walking on the street, Cohen asked her, ‘Were you shaking then?’ ‘Yes,’ she said.