Updated: 02/13/2019 02:58 PM | First Published: 02/13/2019 01:25 PM

What Happened to Danny Masterson?

Screenshot Danny Masterson's Instagram Post

Danny Masterson reunited with his That ‘70s Show co-star Ashton Kutcher for Netflix original series, The Ranch, in 2016. Masterson starred as one of the main characters, Jameson "Rooster" Bennett and executive produced the show until he was fired after the first part of the show’s season 3 in Dec 2017.

What Happened to Danny Masterson?

Danny Masterson wearing a blue suit.

He was ousted from the show, and his longtime talent agency, United Talent Agency also cut ties with him in the wake of multiple rape accusations. After four women came forward accusing him of raping them in the early 2000s, the Los Angeles Police Department opened an investigation in late 2016. After the allegations surfaced, his character was provided a closure. Rooster decides to leave town after a con artist, his waitress ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend threatened him.

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After Rooster packed his bag and headed towards the Colorado mountains, his motorcycle was found destroyed at the bottom of a cliff and he was believed to have died. After Rooster’s character was given a closure, Masterson wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram,

Screenshot Danny Masterson's Instagram Post

He denied the allegations and said at the time of his ousting that he was very disappointed in the streamer’s decision. One of the accusers filed a report in 2004, but the case didn’t move forward after the Church of Scientology intervened submitting 50 affidavits from Scientologists.

In Scientology, reporting another Scientologist to a law enforcement agency is called a “suppressive act” that can lead to expulsion from the organization. The Church of Scientology is notorious for attacking accusers rather than disapproving the accusations. Reports have it, at least three of Masterson’s five accusers are Scientologists and reported the incidents to the church at the time.

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Now, a long-awaited episode of A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath covering up his allegations, has been delayed in the wake of fraudulent campaigns against the charges. Leah Remini, a Scientology critic, theorized that Scientology church is working behind the scenes to convince the LAPD to drop the allegations.

Danny Masterson Net Worth

Danny and Bijou

Masterson has had a long and successful acting career. He starred in That ‘70s Show for eight seasons. A self-proclaimed rock and hip hop fanatic, Masterson has been DJing as a hobby since the 90s.

He began dating Bijou Phillips since 2005, and the couple engaged in 2009. They tied the knot in 2011 and welcomed a daughter Fianna Francis Masterson in 2014. From his successful career as an actor, he has accumulated a net worth of approximately $16 million.

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