Due to a scandal involving Danny Masterson, the cast of That ’70s Show has recently received a lot of media attention. Among them, the well-known pair Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have come under the limelight due to a letter they penned. Kutcher and Kunis made the decision to provide the story of the letter that has been the subject of so much debate in order to resolve the situation.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis with Danny Masterson
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis with Danny Masterson

Danny Masterson was found guilty

Danny Masterson, best known for his part in That ’70s Show, was found guilty of r*pe in a trial earlier this year and was given a maximum term of 30 years to life in jail. In 2003, the actor was charged with two charges of r*pe. The jury failed to decide on the third charge, which arose from 2001. These convictions followed a retrial that was held after the first trial’s hung jury verdict. The three women who were involved in the incidents, all of whom were connected to the Church of Scientology at the time, were allegedly dr*gged by Masterson, according to the prosecution’s case in this retrial. The prosecution said that Masterson used this link to his advantage in order to avoid responsibility for his long-term actions.

The victims, according to prosecutor Ariel Anson, were all dr*gged by Masterson, making it impossible for them to give consent. She highlighted that Masterson’s attempt to physically dominate his victims was not a result of misinterpreting their signals.

Read More: “Guess who didn’t write a letter in defence of a rapist”: Topher Grace Gets Vindicated by Fans After ‘The ’70s Show’ Co-Star Danny Masterson Gets Convicted for His Crimes

Danny Masterson
Danny Masterson

Philip Cohen, the defense counsel for Masterson, rejected these claims by arguing that there was no hard evidence to back up the charge of dr*g use. He further asserted that the emphasis on Scientology was intended to deflect attention from any apparent contradictions in the women’s statements. Masterson has consistently denied the accusations. But the jury’s decision has now led to a significant prison sentence, an outcome that looked impossible a year ago.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis in their letter of support for Danny Masterson

Involving his former co-stars Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson, who was convicted of r*pe, has created an uproar. The famous couple recently responded to criticism of letters they sent to Masterson’s defense team during his r*pe trial on Kutcher’s Instagram. “We support victims,” Kutcher said in the video which he posted on his page named aplusk in reference to the suffering that these letters have caused. While Kunis stressed their dedication to supporting victims through their work.

Read More: ‘He’s poison in Hollywood’: Danny Masterson is the New Johnny Depp as Disgraced Actor ‘Devastated’ After Being Shunned From ‘That ’90s Show’ Despite ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ Rule


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk)

Both Kutcher and Kunis acknowledged the seriousness of such events and showed empathy for all victims of s*xual assault, abuse, or r*pe. The issue arose, though, when these letters defended Masterson’s character, calling him “an extraordinarily honest and intentional human being” and “a role model.” Kutcher hoped that the sentencing judge would take into account their comments about his character. Their letter received mixed reviews online, with some That ’70s Show veterans and others slamming the couple.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

Kutcher clarified the story, saying that Masterson’s family had contacted them a few months earlier and requested character references for the person they had known for 25 years. These letters were written with the judge in mind before the jury reached its judgment, not to cast doubt on the legal system or the jury’s choice. The judge was the intended audience for these letters, not the general public.

Read More: “I never saw any of that behavior”: That ’70s Show Star Topher Grace on Danny Masterson’s R*pe Allegations as ‘That ’90s Show’ Kicks Hyde Out of Series

Source: aplusk

Explore from around the WEB