Entertainment Danny Masterson Allegations: DA's Office Not Ready to Press Charges

02:50  15 february  2018
02:50  15 february  2018 Source:   usmagazine.com

Rob Porter's ex-wife says he asked her to "downplay" abuse allegations

  Rob Porter's ex-wife says he asked her to Jennie Willoughby said she doesn't think Porter has changed, and she's worried about White House communications director Hope Hicks , who he is currently dating.Willoughby told Cooper that Porter asked her to take down a blog post from April 2017 detailing the abuse, and asked her to put out a statement downplaying the allegations. Ultimately, Willoughby said she didn't agree to the statement because she didn't agree with the language. Willoughby said she was in contact with Porter within the last two weeks, but has not been since the Daily Mail broke the allegations Tuesday night.

The Los Angeles District Attorney is looking into multiple accusations of rape against “That '70 s Show” alum Danny Masterson , but the office is reportedly not prepared to press charges against the actor. Danny Masterson dropped by talent agency after rape allegations .

Despite that, as Yashar reported, sources in the DA ’ s office felt that an “overwhelming” case for charges had been made. It was only after [Victim A] was in contact with Leah Remini that she made allegations of sexual assault by Mr. Masterson .

486196876_Danny-Masterson-zoom© Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images 486196876_Danny-Masterson-zoom

Despite “heinous” sexual misconduct allegations against Danny Masterson, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office is not ready to press charges against the 41-year-old actor, a source in the DA’s office exclusively tells Us Weekly.

"Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey has asked the deputy district attorney Reinhold Mueller, handling the Danny Masterson rape investigation, for further investigation after the case was formally presented to her almost three months ago,” the source explains. “This case is being taken very seriously, and does have top priority within the sex crimes division of the office. Not because of Mr. Masterson’s celebrity status, but because of the heinous allegations by the alleged victims.”

Charges dropped against 2 convicted in 1995 Kentucky killing

  Charges dropped against 2 convicted in 1995 Kentucky killing The Kentucky attorney general's office has moved to dismiss the murder charges against two men convicted of killing a woman 26 years ago in what authorities said was part of a satanic ritual. News outlets report the motion filed Thursday says Garr Keith Hardin and Jeffrey Dewayne Clark were convicted in the 1992 killing of Rhonda Sue Warford with defective evidence and possible perjured testimony from a police officer.Meade Circuit Judge Bruce T. Butler vacated their convictions in 2016, citing new DNA testing. His ruling was upheld by the state Supreme Court.

Masterson 's rep is now naming Victim A in salacious statements to the press - in what looks like smear/intimidation No criminal charges for Scientologist Danny Masterson despite ‘overwhelming’ evidence of Exclusive: DA ’ s office asked Leah Remini not to air episode about Danny Masterson .

Netflix announced on Tuesday that Danny Masterson would no longer appear on 'The Ranch' following allegations of sexual assault. In March, People reported that the Los Angeles Police Department was investigating the allegations against Masterson , who does not currently face charges .

“At this point, and it’s very far in the process, charges that would carry a life sentence aren’t being discussed,” the source continues. “In fact, it’s not even on the table. There just isn’t enough there at this point to go down that road. Now, that could happen because Jackie Lacey requested further investigation into questions she had, and concerns that needed to be addressed.”

As previously reported, Masterson has been accused of sexual misconduct by five different women. The most recent allegation was made in December 2017 by his ex-girlfriend, Bobbette Riales. He has been under investigation by the L.A. DA’s office since March 2017, when four women claimed he raped them.

“There is frustration within the DA’s office because Mueller is confident enough with the case that he believes a conviction would be likely, but is being asked to get additional information, which is only taking longer,” the source adds. “This is a high-profile case, and it needs to be airtight before any decision is made about charging Danny Masterson.”

Trump questions lack of 'due process' after two aides resign over past allegations

  Trump questions lack of 'due process' after two aides resign over past allegations <p>President Trump on Saturday raised questions about a lack of due process after two White House aides resigned this week following allegations of past domestic abuse.</p>"Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new," Trump tweeted.

However, the case against Masterson has “inexplicably stalled,” as HuffPost phrased it. It’s unclear why charges haven’t been brought yet. They must, at the very least, stop production until they hear from the DA ’ s Office .

Rape allegations against That 70 s Show star Danny Masterson The LAPD reportedly looked into all the allegations again after Remini' s exposé but found no evidence to press charges and handed Ready for Valentine' s Day! Patrick Schwarzenegger and girlfriend Abby Champion have that look of

The actor’s lawyer, Tom Mesereau, declined to comment.

In December, the That ‘70s Show alum was fired from his Netflix show The Ranch. He has denied all of the allegations against him.

“I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix’s decision to write my character off of The Ranch. From day one, I have denied the outrageous allegations against me. Law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined them to be without merit,” Masterson told Us Weekly in a statement on December 5. “I have never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one. In this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, in the current climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused. I understand and look forward to clearing my name once and for all. In the meantime, I want to express my gratitude to the cast and crew that I’ve worked so closely with over the past three seasons. I wish them nothing but success. I am also so thankful to the fans that have supported me and continue to do so.”

Reporting by Jennifer Heger

Related video: Danny Masterson written off 'The Ranch' (via CBS News)

Another 'House of Horrors?' Ariz. Couple Allegedly Held Kids Captive Before Boy Escaped Out Window .
Authorities in Arizona have filed criminal charges against a Tucson couple detained Tuesday for allegedly abusing their four adopted children.&nbsp;Authorities in Arizona have filed criminal charges against a Tucson couple detained Tuesday for allegedly abusing their four adopted children.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
This is interesting!