Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher wrote desperate letters to the court asking the judge to show their friend, convicted rapist Danny Masterson, clemency before he was jailed for 30 years.
The couple supported their former That 70s Show bandmate by making individual submissions to the court, despite having already been convicted of raping two women.
In their letters obtained by DailyMail.com, Kunis and Kutcher – who is credited as co-founder and board chairman of a non-profit organization meant to help combat child sexual exploitation – made the Masterson’s praise, saying he “always treated people with decency, equality and generosity.”
Pretending to change his status, Kutcher’s statement included the phrase: “I hope that my testimony about his character will be taken into account during sentencing.”
In his letter to the judge, Kutcher wrote: “He is an extraordinarily honest and intentional human being.
“In over 25 years of relationship, I don’t remember him lying to me. He taught me to be direct and face problems in life and relationships head on, resolve them and move forward.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis wrote desperate letters to the judge in Danny Masterson’s case
After he was already found guilty of raping two women, Hollywood stars pleaded for leniency from the judge.
Kutcher and Kunis worked with Masterson on That 70s Show – but they weren’t the only actors to speak out
Kunis said she vouched “wholeheartedly” for Masterson’s “exceptional character”
‘Danny is someone who is always there for you when you need him.
“Not only is he a good friend to me, but I have seen him be a good friend to others and the kind of brother others would be lucky to have.”
Kunis, who has been married to Kutcher for eight years, said she vouched “wholeheartedly” for Masterson’s “exceptional character” and the “tremendous positive influence” he had on those around him, including She.
Kunis said, “Danny Masterson’s warmth, humor and positive outlook on life have been a driving force in the formation of my character and the way I approach life’s challenges.
She went on to claim that Masterson is an “outstanding role model” and celebrated his strength in staying away from drugs.
“His dedication to avoiding all substances inspired me, but also countless others around us,” Kunis wrote.
“Danny’s determination to promote a drug-free lifestyle has been a common thread throughout my journey in the entertainment world and has helped me prioritize my well-being and focus on responsible choices.”
She continued: “His unwavering commitment to being an exceptional older brother to me had a transformative impact on my life, instilling in me a sense of self-confidence and encouraging me to strive for greatness, but while maintaining a sense of humility.”
“His dedication to living a drug-free life and his sincere care for others make him an exceptional role model and friend.”
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 Masterson kissed his wife Bijou Phillips in courtroom as he was sentenced to 30 years in prison
Yesterday Masterson was jailed for 30 years for raping two women – with the perverted star seen kissing his wife Bijou Phillips as he was escorted to the slammer.
The 47-year-old Scientologist had no reaction when Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo handed down her decision – 15 years in prison for each rape crime, with consecutive sentences.
The words used in the celebrity testimonies could not be more opposite to the sentiments expressed by his victims.
During the sentencing trial, Jane Doe #1 called Masterson a “truly cowardly, heartless monster,” adding that to this day she suffers from an extreme fear of the dark and frequently wakes up crying.
Kutcher and Kunis worked with Masterson on That 70s Show – but they weren’t the only actors to speak out.
Former That 70s Show star Debra Jo Rupp, who played the hilarious Kitty Forman, also shared her support.
“Danny has always been respectful and kind. On filming days, when the camera crew arrived, it was Danny who shook each cameraman’s hand before they started.
“He knew everyone’s name, where they lived and knew their family. I do not have. He was loved. Over the years, Danny has been one of the few to come and support me by seeing my shows at the theater. He sometimes took his family. And it was a joy. And so appreciated.
Kurtwood Smith, who played Rupp’s husband Robert Griggs, also submitted a letter.
“I consider Danny to be a talented, hard-working and generous actor. I saw him respectful and caring towards those he worked with,” he said.
“He has been a leader and a positive force among his peers. He appeared loving and caring, not only to his wife and daughter, but also to his family as a whole.
Other stars included in the documents include Sneaky Pere star Giovanni Ribisi, William Baldwin, who is married to Chynna Phillips, the sister of Masterson’s wife, and television producer Shawn Piller.
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Kutcher and Kunis for comment.