Hollywood power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have stepped forward to address the ongoing controversy surrounding the character letters they penned in support of their longtime friend, Danny Masterson, who was recently convicted of rape.
In a heartfelt Instagram video, the pair acknowledged the pain their actions had caused while emphatically reiterating their commitment to advocating for victims of s*xual assault. Opening the video, Ashton Kutcher, known for his roles in "That '70s Show" and "Two and a Half Men," expressed their awareness of the distress generated by their previous support for Masterson.
He stated, "We are aware of the pain that has been caused by the character letters we wrote on behalf of Danny Masterson." Mila Kunis, acclaimed for her work in "Black Swan" and "Bad Moms," chimed in, emphatically declaring, "We support victims.
We have done this historically through our work and will continue to do so in the future."
Ashton and Mila Address Motivation
Kutcher then delved into the context behind the controversial letters, explaining, "A couple of months ago, Danny's family reached out to us and asked us to write character letters to represent the person that we knew for 25 years so that the judge could take that into full consideration relative to the sentencing." This clarification aims to shed light on their motivation for writing the letters and their long-standing friendship with Masterson, dating back decades.
Their video statement comes in the aftermath of a significant legal development: Danny Masterson was recently sentenced to 30 years to life in prison after being found guilty of raping two women in the early 2000s. The severity of the sentence has brought heightened scrutiny to those who supported him during the trial, including Kutcher and Kunis.
In their carefully worded response, the celebrity couple sought to address the backlash while reiterating their unwavering dedication to advocating for victims of s*xual assault. This commitment has been evident in their past philanthropic efforts and continues to be a central tenet of their public persona.
As the controversy surrounding their support for Danny Masterson unfolds, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis remain resolute in their stance of standing with victims, underscoring the importance of supporting survivors of s*xual assault in the entertainment industry and beyond.
Their message resonates as a testament to their values and their ongoing commitment to making a positive impact in the world.
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