Jurors on the rape trial of “That ’70s Present” star Danny Masterson stated Friday that they’re deadlocked, however a choose instructed them they haven’t deliberated lengthy sufficient for her to declare a mistrial.
The jury instructed Los Angeles Superior Court docket Choose Charlaine Olmedo that after almost three days of deliberations, they may not attain a unanimous verdict on any of the three rape counts in opposition to the actor.
Olmedo had already agreed to permit jurors Thanksgiving week off. She stopped their discussions Friday and instructed them to return and resume deliberations on Nov. 28.
Masterson, 46, is charged with the rape of three ladies, together with a former girlfriend, in his Hollywood Hills residence between 2001 and 2003.
He has pleaded not responsible, and the protection stated the acts have been consensual.
Masterson, 46, didn’t testify in the course of the trial. His lawyer offered no protection testimony and as an alternative targeted on inconsistencies within the accounts of the three accusers, who he stated modified their tales over time and spoke with one another earlier than going to police.