Danny Masterson received letters of support from Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis prior to his September 7 sexual assault conviction and 30-year prison term. “He also set an extraordinary standard around how you treat other people.” Ashton Kutcher wrote in his letter. “ There was an incident where we were at a pizza parlor and a belligerent man entered who was berating his girlfriend. We had never met or seen these people before, but Danny was the first person to jump to the defense of this girl. It was an incident he didn’t have to get involved in but proactively chose to because the way this man was behaving was not right. He has always treated people with decency, equality, and generosity”
The actor continued his statement of defense, “While I’m aware that the judgment has been cast as guilty on two counts of rape by force and the victims have a great desire for justice, I hope that my testament to his character is taken into consideration in sentencing. I do not believe he is an ongoing harm to society and having his daughter raised without a present father would be a tertiary injustice in and of itself. Thank you for taking the time to read this.”
Some of Mila Kunis’ letters read, “Danny has consistently displayed a profound sense of responsibility and care for those around him. He demonstrates grace and empathy in every situation, be it within the entertainment industry or in our personal lives. His steady support and understanding presence make him a reliable source of guidance and comfort for all of us.”
She conjectured the letter by stating, “I wholeheartedly vouch for Danny Masterson’s exceptional character and the tremendous positive influence he has had on me and the people around him. His dedication to leading a drug-free life and the genuine care he extends to others makes him an outstanding role model and friend.” Over 50 people reportedly issued a statement in favor of the That 70’s Show actor, including Ashton and Mila. The actors who played Red Forman and Kitty Forman, Eric’s parents, in the comedy, Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith, also contributed letters.