Actor Danny Masterson at the Los Angeles Criminal Justice Center on Wednesday. (Credit: Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)

(CNN) -- A Los Angeles jury found actor Danny Masterson guilty of two of three counts of rape in a retrial Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney.

There was a tie on count three, the district attorney said.

"We want to express our gratitude to the three women who came forward and bravely shared their experiences. Their courage and strength have been an inspiration to us all," said prosecutor Gascón. "While we are disappointed that the jury did not convict him on all counts, we respect their decision."

  • Danny Masterson Arrested on Rape Charges in Los Angeles

The "That '70s Show" star, 47, has pleaded not guilty to raping three women in his home in separate incidents between 2001 and 2003.

Masterson faces a possible sentence of 30 years to life in state prison.


The actor was arrested on Wednesday after the verdict was announced.

CNN reached out to Masterson's representatives for comment.

"I am experiencing a complex range of emotions — relief, exhaustion, strength, sadness — knowing that my abuser, Danny Masterson, will be held accountable for his criminal behavior," one of the women who testified at the trial told CNN in a statement through her representative.

This is the second trial in the case against Masterson. The first, which began in October 2022, was declared a mistrial in November after jurors deadlocked, the Los Angeles County prosecutor's office said then.

Masterson is known for his role as Steven Hyde on "That '70s Show," which ran for eight seasons on Fox from 1998 to 2006. The show co-starred Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon, Topher Grace and Wilmer Valderrama.

Kutcher and Masterson also starred in Netflix's "The Ranch" since 2016, but Netflix and the producers pulled Masterson from the series amid rape allegations. At the time, Masterson said he was "obviously very disappointed" by the decision, in a statement to CNN.

News of the allegations dates back to March 2017, when journalist and former Village Voice editor Tony Ortega wrote on his site — "The Underground Bunker" — that Masterson was being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

CNN's Taylor Romine and Cheri Mossburg contributed to this report.