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Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Say They 'Support The Victims' And Apologize For Danny Masterson Letters

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher say they 'support the victims' and are 'aware of the pain' their character letters defending convicted rapist Danny Masterson caused. They say their goal was not to re-traumatize the victims or change the decision.

Author:Hajra Shannon
Reviewer:Dexter Cooke
Sep 11, 2023
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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher say they 'support the victims'and are 'aware of the pain' their character letters defending convicted rapist Danny Masterson caused. They say their goal was not to re-traumatize the victims or change the decision.
Kunis and Kutcher were among the actors from "That '70s Show" who defended Masterson before he was sentenced to 30 years to life in jail on Thursday for sexually assaulting two women at his Hollywood Hills home 20 years ago.

Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Say They 'Support The Victims'

Mila kunis wearing a white shirt and Ashton Kutcher wearing a gray jacket and black cap
Mila kunis wearing a white shirt and Ashton Kutcher wearing a gray jacket and black cap
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis say in a new Instagram videothat they "support the victims" after it came out that they had asked for Danny Masterson's sentence to be less harsh.
Masterson was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday after being found guilty of two counts of rape in May. He was on That '70s Show with the married pair. After the Fox sitcom finished in 2006, the couple stayed close with the actor. In 2016, Kutcher and Masterson starred together on the Netflix sitcom The Ranch.
We are aware of the pain that has been caused by the character letters that we wrote on behalf of Danny Masterson.- Ashton Kutcher
We support victims, we have done this historically through our work and will continue to do so in the future.- Mila Kunis
During the sentencing hearing, the three Jane Does in the case, including the two he was found guilty of raping and the third whose count was thrown out, gave emotional victim impact statements. The judge then decided that Masterson would serve two 15-year sentences back-to-back. He also needs to sign up as a sexual abuser.
Masterson's lawyer had said that it would be fair for him to serve 15 years for both counts at the same time. The defense team's sentencing report, which they got after the sentencing, showed that Kutcher and Kunis, who are married, were among the people who wrote letters in Masterson's favorand asked the judge to be easy on him. Both letters called him a "role model."
There was a lot of reaction online to the news, including from two of the Jane Does in the case. Jane Doe No. 2 said on social media on Friday that the two actors sent the letters "after they read all of the gruesome sworn-under-oath testimony" of the women.
The letters were not written to question the legitimacy of the judicial system or the validity of the jury's ruling.- Mila Kunis
They were intended for the judge to read and not to undermine the testimony of the victims or retraumatise them in any way, we would never want to do that and we're sorry if that has taken place.- Ashton Kutcher
Our heart goes out to every single person who has ever been a victim of sexual assault, sexual abuse or rape.- Mila Kunis
In his letter, Kutcher called the man who was convicted of rape a "dedicated and loyal"husband and father. He also talked about the charges that could end the 47-year-old's career.
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.- Ashton Kutcher
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.- Ashton Kutcher
Masterson was found guilty of two counts of forced rape by a jury in Los Angeles in May. This was after the first trial in November 2022 ended in a mistrial. The third count against Jane Doe No. 3 was ruled a mistrial and has since been dropped since officials said they would not try Masterson again on the rape charge.
Masterson was charged with three counts of felony rape by three women, one of whom was a past girlfriend. He pleaded not guilty. The killings were said to have happened between 2001 and 2003. At the time, "That '70s Show" was still on the air. Masterson was caught in 2020, and he said that each of the meetings had been agreed upon.
Masterson is also a member of the Church of Scientology, and so are the three women. All three women told police that they were at first afraid to talk to them because they thought church teachings told people not to talk to police. In the end, the women left the church.

Final Words

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher say they 'support victims' after they were criticized for writing character letters for Danny Masterson during his rape trial. In Masterson's case, character letters to the judge were made public, which showed that Kutcher and Kunis had asked the judge for a lighter sentence. In separate letters, the couple said that Masterson was a "role model" and a great father. They also said that he was a great father for stopping drug use on That '70s Show.
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Hajra Shannon

Hajra Shannon

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Hajra Shannona is a highly experienced journalist with over 9 years of expertise in news writing, investigative reporting, and political analysis. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Columbia University and has contributed to reputable publications focusing on global affairs, human rights, and environmental sustainability. Hajra's authoritative voice and trustworthy reporting reflect her commitment to delivering insightful news content. Beyond journalism, she enjoys exploring new cultures through travel and pursuing outdoor photography
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