A California judge ruled Monday that a rape case against former “That 70s Show” actor Danny Masterson can move forward, a report said.
Masterson, who played Hyde on the hit sitcom, is accused of raping three women at his Los Angeles home in the early 2000s, Variety reported.
He’s scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 2, the judge ruled Monday, rejecting his lawyer’s argument that the allegations were too old for him to faces charges.
Masterson, 44, could face life in prison if he’s convicted. He’ll remain free on $3.3 million bail pending his trial, according to the report.
Prosecutors charged Masterson under the state’s “one-strike” sexual offense law, which they argued blocks the charges from being subject to the statute of limitations, Variety reported.
In September, Masterson’s attorney, Tom Mersereau, filed a motion for the charges against him to be dropped.
The actor is also accused in a civil suit of launching a harassment campaign against his accusers to “force them into silence.”
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