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Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis Apologize for Danny Masterson Letters – The Hollywood Reporter

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are apologizing for writing character letters on behalf of their That ’70s Present co-star Danny Masterson within the rape instances towards him.

The actors took to Instagram to deal with the ache they might have induced with their letters, noting they didn’t intend to harm anybody.

“We are aware of the pain that has been caused by the character letters that we wrote on behalf of Danny Masterson,” Kutcher started within the video posted to his Instagram on Saturday. “We support victims. We have done this historically through our work and will continue to do so in the future,” Kunis added, sitting alongside her husband.

They defined that Masterson’s household reached out to them a few months in the past and requested them to put in writing letters to signify the individual they’d identified for 25 years, so the decide might take that into consideration with regard to his sentencing.

“The letters were not written to question the legitimacy of the judicial system or the validity of the jury’s ruling,” Kunis continued, with Kutcher chiming in, “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 if that has taken place.”

The couple concluded their message to viewers, saying, “Our heart goes out to every single person who’s ever been a victim of sexual assault, sexual abuse or rape.”

Kutcher and Kunis’ apology comes shortly after their character letters for Masterson have been made public, following his sentencing of 30 years to life in jail for raping two girls in 2003.

In his letter obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Kutcher referred to his co-star as a “role model” with “exceptional character” and defined that Masterson was the rationale Kutcher didn’t fall into medication. “Any time that we were to meet someone or interact with someone who was on drugs, or did drugs, he made it clear that that wouldn’t be a good person to be friends with,” the Your Place or Mine star wrote.

Kunis wrote in her letter that Masterson had been an “exceptional older brother figure” to her. She additionally touted his avoidance of medicine, which impressed her to keep away from substances. “Danny’s steadfastness in promoting a drug-free lifestyle has been a guiding light in my journey through the entertainment world and has helped me prioritize my well-being and focus on making responsible choices,” the Associates With Advantages actress added.

Masterson’s different That ’70s Present co-stars Kurtwood Smith, Debra Rupp and David Coach additionally wrote letters on behalf of him.

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