Masterson's defense team argued that the women were lying and that the alleged rapes never happened. They also said that Masterson had consensual relationships with the women.
The victims' families and supporters welcomed the verdict, saying that it was a victory for justice. Masterson's family and friends said that they were disappointed in the verdict and that they would appeal.
The Masterson case is one of the highest-profile cases of sexual assault to go to trial in recent years. It has brought renewed attention to the issue of sexual assault and the power dynamics that can allow perpetrators to get away with their crimes.
The Masterson case is a reminder that sexual assault is a serious crime and that victims deserve to be heard and believed. It is also a reminder that the justice system can sometimes fail victims, but that there is still hope for justice.