Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Break Silence on Controversial Character Letters for Danny Masterson
In a recent development, Hollywood power couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have finally addressed the controversy surrounding the character letters they wrote in support of their former “That ’70s Show” co-star Danny Masterson, who was convicted of rape. The couple took to social media to express their support for the victims and clarify their intentions behind the letters.
Kunis, known for her roles in “Black Swan” and “Bad Moms,” described Masterson as an “outstanding older brother figure.” She spoke highly of his role as a husband and father, emphasizing the qualities she had witnessed during their time on set. However, Kunis was careful to acknowledge the severity of the situation, stating that her intention was never to re-traumatize the victims or undermine the verdict.
On the other hand, Kutcher reflected on a specific incident when Masterson came to the defense of a woman being berated by her boyfriend. Remembering Masterson’s efforts to raise money for first responders following the tragic events of 9/11, Kutcher highlighted the actor’s philanthropy and compassionate nature. Like Kunis, Kutcher reiterated that the intention behind their letters was solely to present a different perspective of the person they knew.
Both actors were quick to emphasize that they wrote the letters at the request of Masterson’s family. They aimed to provide a complete picture of the person they had known for years, without questioning the judicial system or undermining the testimony of the victims. The couple made it clear that their support was not an attempt to condone or downplay the seriousness of the crime.
Interestingly, Kunis and Kutcher were not the only “That ’70s Show” stars to come forward in defense of Masterson. Debra Jo Rupp, Kurtwood Smith, William Baldwin, and Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi also wrote character letters on behalf of the convicted actor. The support from their former colleagues showcases the complex nature of the situation and the differing perspectives within the entertainment industry.
As the controversy surrounding Masterson’s conviction continues to unfold, it remains to be seen how these character letters will affect public opinion. However, Kunis and Kutcher have made it clear that their intention was not to undermine the victims or the legal process. Their statements aim to shed light on the complexities of the situation while acknowledging the importance of supporting and believing survivors of sexual assault.