While Danny Masterson awaits his transfer to a California state prison, where he'll serve out a 30-year sentence for two rape convictions, he's being watched closely. Very closely.
According to a Sept. 8 report from TMZ, the "That '70s Show" star is under 24-hour video surveillance following his Sept. 8 sentencing so that deputies can monitor him for any signs of mental distress. He's currently being housed in Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail — in the same special area O.J. Simpson was once in. TMZ reported that deputies come to his cell every 30 minutes to make sure he's OK and not harming himself.
Should the actor show signs of distress, he will immediately be taken in for a mental health exam.
Keep reading to get more information on Danny's new life, how his wife, Bijou Phillips, is coping, and how a 19-year-old TV interview is now taking on a new meaning…
After Danny Masterson's 30-year sentence was handed down on Sept. 7, his wife, Bijou Phillips, looked "visibly upset," "Entertainment Tonight" reported.
The "Raising Hope" actress kept her sunglasses on the entire time and remained stoic. After Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo handed down the three-decade sentence — the maximum — for two rape convictions, Bijou and Danny's mother, Carol Masterson, were whisked away to an awaiting vehicle.
The "Yes Man" actor, who reportedly remained emotionless during the hearing, blew his wife a kiss just before he was handcuffed and taken away, a court sketch showed.
A source told DailyMail.com that Bijou is "circling the drain and is filled with all the emotion and no emotion at all. She is a shell of who she has been."
During the sentencing hearing, one of Danny Masterson's victims laid into him while reading a victim's statement.
"When you raped me, you stole from me. That's what rape is, a theft of the spirit," she said. "You are pathetic, disturbed and completely violent. The world is better off with you in prison."
The woman argued that the "The Ranch" star has "not shown an ounce of remorse for the pain he caused."
"I knew he belonged behind bars for the safety of all the women he came into contact with. I am so sorry, and I'm so upset. I wish I'd reported him sooner to the police," she told the court, according to the Associated Press.
His second victim said, "You relish in hurting women. It is your addiction. It is without question your favorite thing to do." She went on to call him a "true coward" and a "heartless monster."
During the trial, Danny's team argued that his accusers were motivated by "hatred, revenge, or money."
Danny Masterson was first arrested in 2020 and charged with three counts of rape for incidents that allegedly occurred at his home between 2001 and 2003 during the height of his "That '70s Show" fame. He's maintained his innocence and pleaded not guilty. In late 2022, his first sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial due to a deadlocked jury. A new trial concluded in May 2023: A jury found him guilty on two of the three rape counts he was facing; the jury was deadlocked on the third.
The three women involved in the case were members of the Church of Scientology — as was Danny. Prosecutors alleged that he used his influence within the church to avoid consequences for the attacks. At trial, the women said they reported the instances to church leaders and were told they weren't raped.
At Danny Masterson's sentencing hearing on Sept. 7, Judge Charlaine Olmedo didn't mince words.
"Mr. Masterson, I know that you're sitting here steadfast in your claims of innocence, and thus no doubt feeling victimized by a justice system that has failed you. But Mr. Masterson, you are not the victim here. Your actions 20 years ago took away another person's voice and choice," she said. "One way or another you will have to come to terms with your prior actions, and their consequences."
Danny will be eligible for parole in 2048 when he's 72.
After Danny Masterson's sentencing, a 2004 clip resurfaced showing comedian Conan O'Brien telling the actor he'd be "caught soon."
While on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," Danny spoke about a friend teasing him by mimicking his voice.
"He says, 'Hi, my name is Danny Masterson, would you like to touch my balls?'" Danny said in a heavy accent. Conan replied, "So why are you asking people to do that? That's the more important question."
Danny responded, "I mean, you got 'em, you know what I mean? Everybody should grab."
The answer prompted Conan to jokingly shoot back: "I've heard about you. And you'll be caught soon, I know you will."
"I will," Danny said.