Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis respond to Danny Masterson backlash
Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for rape on Thursday.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have issued an apology after writing letters of support for convicted rapist Danny Masterson.
The couple has been hit with waves of backlash after their letters were made public.
Ashton and Mila posted an apology video, claiming they support victims, despite writing letters with the hope of Masterson getting a lesser sentence.
They claimed they wrote the letters to help Masterson's family, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting two women.
"We are aware of the pain that has been caused by the character letters that we wrote on behalf of Danny Masterson."
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"We support victims, we have done this historically through our work and will continue to do so in the future."
"The letters were not written to question the legitimacy of the judicial system or the validity of the jury's ruling."
"They were intended for the judge to read," the pair stressed.
They also said the letters were never meant to "undermine the testimony of the victims or retraumatise them in any way".
"We would never want to do that and we're sorry if that has taken place," they added.
"Our heart goes out to every single person who has ever been a victim of sexual assault, sexual abuse or rape."
Both Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher praised the convicted criminal in their letters. They even went as far as saying he was "a role model" as well as a "loyal" person.
The public has slated the couple's apology with many agreeing that they are only sorry they got caught.
Danny Masterson sentenced to 30 years in prison
Danny Masterson, who starred alongside Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher in That 70s Show, was sentenced on Thursday (September 7) to 30 years to life in prison for raping two women more than two decades ago at his Hollywood Hills home.
The 47-year-old was found guilty on two charges of rape by a jury in Los Angeles in June.
Three women, all former members of the Church of Scientology, had accused Masterson of sexual assault, taking place at his house in Hollywood, between the years on 2001 and 2003. Masterson was also a Church of Scientology member. The jury could not agree on the third count of rape against Masterson.
At the sentencing hearing on Thursday, one victim said: “When you raped me, you stole from me. That’s what rape is, a theft of the spirit.
"You are pathetic, disturbed and completely violent,” she said. “The world is better off with you in prison."
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