Bijou Phillips, the wife of convicted rapist Danny Masterson, ‘still can’t accept’ that he sexually assaulted two women and called him an ‘amazing father’ who worked to ‘protect young actors from temptation ” in a letter asking the judge to show leniency in his sentence.
Phillips, 43, stood by the actor throughout two trials, looking dejected as she sat amid a somber group of then-Scientology friends and family. that he was jailed for 30 years on Thursday.
A source told DailyMail.com that Phillips believes in his innocence and is worried about his safety in prison as a convicted, notorious rapist.
But the actress’s letter – and those from her famous friends Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis – apparently didn’t move Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo, who handed down the harshest possible sentence of 30 years. – 15 for each conviction for rape. Masterson, 47, kissed his wife of nearly 20 years as he was escorted to begin his sentence.
In his letter, obtained by DailyMail.com, Phillips claimed that Masterson was a “saving” partner who devoted himself to farming to support his family when accusations about him began to emerge and he lost his acting career.
Danny Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for raping two women. His wife, actress Bijou Phillips, 43 – who had been by his side during two criminal trials – looked dejected as she sat amid a somber group of friends and members of his family. Scientology family.
Convicted rapist Danny Masterson kisses his wife Bijou Phillips in courtroom as he is sentenced to 30 years in prison
She also highlighted Masterson’s aversion to drugs – a tenet common to Scientology – and his apparent dedication to helping young actors escape the downfalls of wealth and fame.
A source close to Phillips told DailyMail.com: “Bijou’s only positive outlook on things comes from her confidence in Danny and the appeal process. She clings to the fact that she is completely convinced that he never did what he was accused of, she cannot accept that this is true. And she is counting on the appeal procedure so that justice can be done.
“Danny is adamant he hasn’t done anything wrong and Bijou believes him. Her other thoughts are a little more frightening and morbid, she doesn’t believe Danny will harm himself in prison, but she is very afraid that someone one hurts him or even kills him and the stress it brings to her is her own level of stress that she has never felt before. It’s a nightmare, but she will be by his side to get through it. ‘before and will continue to be there for their daughter.
DailyMail.com has contacted Phillip’s representatives for comment on this story.
Before he was sentenced, Masterson’s attorney, Shawn Holley, urged the judge to impose concurrent, not consecutive, sentences of 15 years to life, saying it would be “fair and just.”
Bijou Phillips is seen sobbing in court as her husband and father of her young daughter is sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping two women.
Bijou is accepting the prospect of raising her child alone after her husband, 47, was found guilty of two counts of rape by a Los Angeles court in May.
District Attorney and Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller asked the judge for a 30-year life sentence, saying Holley’s plea for just 15 years was “not fair and…absolutely not.” Thirty years in prison for life are deserved.
“After Masterson’s first rape, he had time to reflect on what he had done to her,” he said. “Despite that, he still raped.”
Masterson had two tries. His first, six months earlier, resulted in a mistrial after another jury became desperately deadlocked on the three rape charges. He was released on $3.3 million bail in both cases, but that freedom ended with his double conviction on May 31.
Since then, he has been locked up in the notorious Central Men’s Prison in downtown Los Angeles.
Masterson’s victims tearfully told the courtroom how he ruined their lives.
“You are pathetic, disturbed and extremely violent and the world is safer with you in prison,” said Jane Doe #2, looking directly at the actor, dressed in a gray suit and open-necked gray shirt.
“You are a true heartless, cowardly monster,” added Jane Doe #1. “I think life is a fit sentence.”
His accusers – who DailyMail.com identifies only as Jane Does 1-3 – are all former Scientologists and are also suing the actor and the Church of Scientology in civil court, claiming they were harassed and intimidated since they reported him to the police. . A status hearing on this civil matter is scheduled for September 26.
Full letter from Bijou Phillips to the judge
Dear Judge Olmedo,
I am writing to ask you to consider this information when sentencing my husband, Danny Masterson. Danny and I have been together for 19 years. We got married in 2011 and our beautiful daughter was born in 2014. She is the bright spot during many years of crisis and uncertainty.
I can say that Danny has literally been a lifesaving partner for me.
At the time, our daughter was only three years old. She was our miracle child. I relied on Danny to take care of me and our daughter. I always thought she would be fine because Danny is an amazing father. He was devoted to our daughter, reading books to her, taking her for walks and taking ballet lessons. I never heard him complain. The two were inseparable.
When we finally got home, we thought we could start focusing on our family life. It was then that the investigation against him began. After losing his acting and acting career, he dedicated himself to finding other ways to make a living.
We left our home in Los Angeles and moved to a farm in Santa Ynez, where I could recuperate. Danny immediately began working the land and cultivating a beautiful vineyard of 6,000 vines, which he tended alone for six years. He worked long days on the land to make it profitable for our family. He took courses to learn the cultivation of grapes and wine and became a sommelier. He also studied the business side of it.
Danny has always been against drugs and has helped many friends and colleagues become sober. My husband, who has never smoked a joint in his life, has strong feelings about drugs that have never wavered. He tried to protect the young actors he worked with from such temptations and offered them career and life advice.
Danny is an amazing father. Our daughter and I are heartbroken that he is not home with us. It’s been very difficult without him here. Even though he is now in prison, he calls her every day. He helps her with her homework every night. He teaches her mathematics with kindness and patience. She is well above grade level in all subjects, reading three grades above her own, and this is thanks to her father’s guidance and attention.
Danny watched her piano recitals and clapped as she practiced in the living room after each song. Our daughter loves her pony on our farm, as well as our dogs and cats. But more than anything, she loves her father. When he calls us every day, she ends with, “I love you so much, Dad.”
We need him more than you can imagine. I know he was convicted of serious crimes. But the man I married has been nothing but an amazing husband to me and a devoted father to our daughter.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.
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