Hollywood Stars Express Their Views on the Convicted Actor’s Character:
In recent news, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, widely recognized for their roles in the popular TV series “That ’70s Show,” have come forward to express their thoughts on their former co-star, Danny Masterson. Masterson was convicted of rape in May, and the celebrity couple has penned heartfelt letters to the Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo before Masterson’s sentencing, shedding light on their personal experiences and perspectives regarding the actor’s character.
Ashton Kutcher’s Supportive Words:
In his letter, 45-year-old Ashton Kutcher emphasized the positive influence that Danny Masterson had on his life. Kutcher described Masterson as an “extraordinarily honest and intentional human being” and went as far as to call him a “role model.” He credited Masterson with helping him steer clear of the typical pitfalls of Hollywood’s drug scene, stating that Masterson’s influence played a significant role in his own life choices. Kutcher concluded his letter by expressing his belief that Masterson is not an ongoing threat to society and expressed concern for Masterson’s 9-year-old daughter, Fianna, who is growing up without her father.
Mila Kunis’ Perspective:
Mila Kunis, aged 40, echoed her husband’s sentiments in her own letter of support for Danny Masterson. She referred to Masterson as an “amazing friend” and an “outstanding older brother figure.” Kunis credited Masterson with offering guidance and being a confidant, both personally and professionally. She also emphasized Masterson’s sense of responsibility and care for those around him, praising his grace and empathy in various situations, whether within the entertainment industry or in their personal lives.
Additional Support from “That ’70s Show” Stars:
Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith, also known for their roles in “That ’70s Show,” joined Kutcher and Kunis in writing letters in defense of Masterson. They shared their positive views of Masterson’s character, further portraying him as a trustworthy and loyal friend and family member. Actors Giovanni Ribisi and Billy Baldwin, who is Masterson’s brother-in-law, also added their voices to the show of support.
Masterson’s Legal Situation:
Danny Masterson was found guilty of committing two rapes in 2003, following a retrial that took place after a hung jury in November 2022. Notably, the accusers in the case were former members of the Church of Scientology, of which Masterson is a part. They cited alleged discouragement from the controversial organization as a reason for delaying their reporting of the crimes to authorities. None of the accusers remain members of the church.
Bijou Phillips’ Support:
Masterson’s wife, Bijou Phillips, also provided her support by writing a character letter to the judge during the trial. She stood by her husband throughout the legal proceedings and continues to show solidarity with him.
Despite the 30-year sentence he received, Danny Masterson plans to appeal the verdict. His legal battle continues as he seeks to challenge the conviction.
This outpouring of support from Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and other colleagues has added an intriguing dimension to a complex and highly publicized legal case in the world of entertainment.