Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, former co-stars on the hit show That 70s Show, have come under fire after letters they wrote in support of their fellow cast member Danny Masterson were leaked. Masterson was recently sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for raping two women. The contents of the letters reveal a disappointing stance on the rape conviction, sparking outrage and disappointment among fans and survivors of sexual violence.
Masterson was accused in 2017 of raping three women between 2001 and 2003. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, but a mistrial was declared due to a deadlocked jury. The three women who accused Masterson met with journalist Tony Ortega, who posted their allegations. It was later revealed that one of the victims had approached former Scientologist Leah Remini, who advised her to file a police report.
The leaked letters, which were published by legal affairs reporter Meghann Cuniff, show that both Kunis and Kutcher wrote in support of Masterson. Kunis described Masterson as an “amazing friend” and credited him with being a positive influence in her life. She praised his commitment to a drug-free lifestyle and his role as a father. Kutcher, in his letter, referred to Masterson as an “exceptional older brother figure” and credited him with shaping his character.
These letters have sparked backlash and disappointment from fans and survivors of sexual violence. Many argue that supporting an individual who has been convicted of rape sends a dangerous message and disregards the experiences of the survivors. It is important to believe and support survivors of sexual violence and to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions.
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, free and confidential help is available. Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.
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