Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Apologise for ”Pain Caused” Their Letters in Support of Danny Masterson

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Apologise

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis had apologized for writing character letters on behalf of “That 70s Show” star Danny Masterson before he was convicted of rape last week. Notably, both actors who co-starred in the program with Masterson sent character references to the court in the trial in favor of him. They referred to the Masterson in the letter as a “role model” an ”outstanding older brother figure,” and spoke of his ”exceptional character.”

 

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Faced with widespread criticism, the couple posted a video on Instagram apologizing for any distress caused by the letters, which were made public.

The Pair Stated That the Letters Requesting Mercy

The pair stated that the letters requesting mercy ”were intended for the judge to read and not to undermine the testimony of the victims or re-traumatise them in any way. We would never want to do that and we’re sorry if that has taken place.”

”Our heart goes out to everyone who has ever been a victim of sexual assault, sexual abuse, or rape,” Ms. Kunis continued, adding, ”We support victims. We have done this historically through our work and will continue to do so in the future.”

Mr. Kutcher further stated that Masterson’s family had contacted them and requested them to send “character letters to represent the person that we knew for 25 years”.

”While I’m aware that the judgment has been cast as guilty on two counts of rape by force and the victims have a great desire for justice, I hope that my testament to his character is taken into consideration in sentencing. I do not believe he is an ongoing harm to society and having his daughter raised without a present father would be a tertiary injustice in and of itself,” he stated in the letter

Ms. Kunis stated in her letter that Masterson is an ”amazing friend, confidant, and, above all, an outstanding older brother figure to me.”

Masterson Was Sentenced to at Least 30 Years in Jail On September 7 For Raping Two Women

Masterson was sentenced to at least 30 years in jail on September 7 for raping two women at his house two decades earlier. The US actor was convicted in May of drugging and then raping fellow Church of Scientology members at his home in Los Angeles’ posh Hollywood Hills neighbourhood between 2001 and 2003.

The actor rocketed to prominence with the 1998 premiere of the vintage comedy ‘That ’70s Show,’ in which he portrayed Steven Hyde alongside fellow actors Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.

He co-starred with Mr. Kutcher once more on Netflix’s ‘The Ranch,’ but was sacked and removed from the show in 2017 when Los Angeles police announced they were investigating additional rape accusations against the actor.

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