The rapes took place in 2003, when he was still on That 70s Show.

A sideshow of the trial was the embarrassment for the Church of Scientology.

The women blamed the church for their hesitancy in going to police about Masterson. They testified that when they reported him to Scientology officials, they were told they were not raped, were put through ethics programs themselves, and were warned against going to law enforcement to report a member of such high standing.

The church said in a statement after the verdict that the “testimony and descriptions of Scientology beliefs” during the trial were “uniformly false.”

Masterson is the husband of Bijou Phillips.