Aston Kutcher and Mila Kunis had apologized for writing character letters for convicted serial rapist Danny Masterson. They addressed the criticism they received even as their co-actor was sent to prison for 30 years to life.
The acting couple were on social media as they explained their stance even as they were apologetic for the lack of foresight. Ashton Kutcher and Kunis sent supportive letters to the judge in Los Angeles who was overseeing the multiple rape allegation even as Masterson was due to be sentenced.
While he was convicted months earlier, Masterson was only sentenced on Thursday for thirty years to life. He was found guilty In June this year of the rape of two women while a third case ended inconclusively. The crime took place allegedly at Masterson’s Hollywood home in the early 2000s.
Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Explain Events Leading To The Character Letter
All three, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and Danny Masterson were part of the cast of The 70s Show a hit sitcom that was on air between 1998 and 2006. Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson were also together in The Ranch, a Netflix comedy series that was on air for 4 seasons between 2016 and 2020. But Masterson was part of the show for only the first 3 seasons. He was fired by the producers after the initial allegations of rape surfaced against him in December 2017.
Ashton Kutcher posted an Instagram video explaining the situation that led to the letter. He said that members of Danny’s family contacted them for a character letter for Danny Masterson, someone whom they had known for a quarter-century. They wanted that the case judge should consider all evidence and facts before delivering the sentence. He said that he and Kunis were mindful of the pain the revelation of the events had caused to fans and supporters, especially those close to the victims.