LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman broke down on the witness stand Wednesday while giving graphic testimony about a 2003 night when she said she emerged from unconsciousness to find actor Danny Masterson raping her.
She is the first of three women who say Masterson raped them to testify during his Los Angeles trial. She said at one point she grabbed Masterson’s hair to try to pull him away, but he shoved a pillow into her face.
“I was smothered,” she said, crying. “I could not breathe.”
She said she later grabbed his throat to try to push him away but he held her down and began choking her.
Asked by the prosecutor what she was thinking at the time, she replied: “That he was going to kill me. That I was going to die.”
By this point she was weeping. After she said “I can’t do this,” the judge called for a brief break and a court victims’ services advocate…