As highlighted by the exclusive site Variety, this time the prosecution modified its strategy and opted to openly confirm that the actor had drugs in drinks served to him during social events in Hollywood or elsewhere. Poured.
“The symptoms you are going to describe include dizziness, loss of vision, loss of motor skills, loss of strength, inability to control your body, vaginal pain, anal pain after the defendant has given you a drink.” symptoms would be involved,” he added.
The defense this week did not deny that Masterson drugged the women, but Philip Cohen, the actor’s attorney, told the jury that his client was accused of rape and of failing to drug the women. Although this trial is based on the same three counts as the previous three, the same information, and witnesses, Judge Charlene Olmedo stood firm, telling attorneys Monday that this is a completely new trial and that they need to evaluate the evidence without due process. Will happen. Considering what was publicized by the media last year.
Masterson faces three counts of forcible rape, linked to three women he alleges were raped in the early 2000s. If convicted on all three counts, he could face up to 45 years in prison.
The trial will introduce a new victim: a fourth accuser (identified as Cathy Jay), will testify as a “false witness” and it is hoped that her account will be used to establish a pattern of Masterson’s behavior. Will work for them, although his charges are not attached. No charges.
The prosecution will also introduce new expert witnesses, some of whom will speak to the jury about the effects of drugs and alcohol on memory, indicating that one of the prosecution’s strategies in this trial is to focus on Masterson for allegedly drugging the women. The focus is on consumption.
But Masterson’s defense insisted to the jury that there was no “tangible” evidence to corroborate the women’s testimony: “no toxicology reports, no urine, no DNA.”