Danny Masterson takes another expensive and futile swipe at his criminal charges - 2020-11-19
(Masterson and his attorneys at his September initial appearance)
There has been plenty of media coverage of Danny Masterson's attempt to get rape charges tossed out of court with the help of legendary defense attorney Tom Mesereau and a legal move known as a "demurrer."
Cameras were on hand, for example, when Mesereau and his colleague Sharon Appelbaum argued on October 19 that the charges against Masterson, based on incidents that occurred between 2001 and 2003, were beyond the statute of limitations. But Judge Eleanor Hunter denied their demurrer, agreeing with prosecutors that because Masterson was being charged under California's strict "One Strike" law and faced a penalty of 45 years to life in prison, the statute of limitations didn't apply. Judge Hunter then set arraignment for November 2, but it was then further delayed until January 6 when Danny is scheduled to enter a plea of not guilty.