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Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Apologize Amid Letters For Danny Masterson – Hollywood Life



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Ashton Kutcher, 45, and Mila Kunis, 40, broke their silence on Saturday, after receiving backlash for writing letters that requested the choose in Danny Masterson‘s sexual assault trial to be lenient with his sentencing. The former That ’70s Present co-stars of the actor, who was sentenced to 30 years in jail this week, sat down and filmed a video that included a public apology and a proof on why they supported him within the first place. Ashton shared the video to his Instagram web page.

“We are aware of the pain that has been caused by the character letters that we wrote on behalf of Danny Masterson,” Ashton first stated within the video. “We support victims. We have done this historically through our work and will continue to do so in the future,” Mila then added.

Ashton went on to say that Danny’s household reached out to them and requested them to write down the letters to “represent the person that we knew for 25 years.”

“The letters were not written to question the legitimacy of the judicial system, or the validity of the jury’s ruling,” Mila stated earlier than Ashton added, “They were intended for the judge to read and not to undermine the testimony of the victims or re-traumatize them in any way. We would never want to do that. And we’re sorry, that has taken place.”

Danny Masterson, Ashton Kutcher
Danny and Ashton throughout a earlier outing. (Eric Charbonneau/Shutterstock)

The couple ended the video by expressing their sympathy to all victims of sexual assault. “Our heart goes out to every single person who’s ever been a victim of sexual assault, sexual abuse or rape,” Mila stated.

Ashton and Mila’s public apology comes simply two days after Danny was sentenced to 30 years in jail after being discovered responsible on two counts of rape. After his sentencing, it was reported that Ashton and Mila have been amongst 50 individuals who wrote letters on behalf of Danny, who Ashton known as a “function mannequin, to assist him get a extra lenient sentence. The information instantly brought about backlash from on-line customers in addition to others, together with Chrissie Carnell Bixler, who beforehand dated Danny and was one in every of three ladies who accused him of assault throughout his trial.

“Dear Ashton, I know the secrets your ‘role model’ keeps for you. Ones that would end you. Did you forget I was there?” Chrissie wrote on her Instagram Tales on Sept. 8, alleging Ashton known as Danny in Feb. 2001 with some type of nefarious “plan” that she didn’t reveal. “I pray you begin to process what you experienced as a child on that set. Your old interviews are very telling,” she added within the prolonged message.

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