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Fans Demand Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis' Heads For Defending Convicted Rapist Danny Masterson

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on September 9, 2023 at 10:15 AM EDT

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are standing behind Danny Masterson through good and bad, even if he is guilty of sexually violating innocent women.

As many might know, the "That 70's Show" alum was convicted of two counts of forcible rape in May after a retrial case involving three women, with the third count declared a mistrial.

Masterson was sentenced to 30 years in prison and has been deemed a potential flight risk. He has since been remanded into custody following the guilty verdict.

The power couple recently sparked media outrage for using their influence to solicit a reduced sentencing in their friend and former co-star's rape case. The spouses' letters made waves on social media.

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Danny Masterson's rape trial has ended in a mistrial
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Fans called out the parents of two on the social media platform, berating them for daring to support a man convicted of hurting women in vile ways. Despite the claims against the disgraced actor, the lovebirds sang praises of his upright character in their plea.

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Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Beg Judge For Leniency In Danny Masterson's Rape Case

As seen in court documents obtained exclusively by The Blast, the Hollywood sweethearts penned lengthy letters to Judge Charlaine Olmedo on behalf of their castmate.

In the "Punk'd" host's petition for leniency, the TV personality began with a short introduction about himself, noting that his most significant title was a father. As a parent with two children, the 45-year-old claimed he trusted his friend with his kids because the older entertainer served as his guide to fatherhood.

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
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"Danny had his daughter a year before I had mine. He set a standard of being a hands-on dad. We have spent countless hours together with our kids, and he is among few people that I would trust to be alone with my son and daughter," Kutcher penned.

Reflecting on their relationship, the Iowa native stated that Masterson had been his friend and role model for over a decade since the pair met in 1998. He credited the 47-year-old for saving him from the negative side of the industry with his "positive peer pressure."

According to the "Killers" actor, he avoided the "typical Hollywood life of drugs" because Masterson despised those who used substances, and he did not wish to jeopardize their friendship. Singing more praises of the New York Native's character, Kutcher recalled his pal's heroic moment.

The pair had allegedly been at a pizza place when they encountered a "belligerent man" admonishing his girlfriend. Despite being strangers, the father of two claimed Masterson was the first person to defend the lady.

"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," the Iowa native explained. "He has always treated people with decency, equality, and generosity."

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Ashton Kutcher wrote a letter of support for Danny Masterson after he was convicted of rape

Kutcher included more cases supporting Masterson's exceptional qualities, hoping his stories about the disgraced actor's character would help his 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," the 45-year-old concluded his letter.

The People's Choice Award recipient's wife echoed similar sentiments in her letter. Kunis claimed she could sense Masterson's "innate goodness and genuine nature" when they met as co-stars on "That 70's Show."

She also credited the "Men at Work" actor for saving her from a drug-filled life and being "instrumental" in her personal and professional growth.

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"Throughout our time together, Danny has proven to be an amazing friend, confidant, and, above all, an outstanding older brother figure to me," the 40-year-old wrote.

Mila Kunis wrote a letter of support for Danny Masterson after he was convicted of rape
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Fans Slam The Couple For Using Friendship As An Excuse To Support A Convicted Rapist

Following the spouses' released letters for Masterson's reduced sentence, social media users blew up Twitter in rage. Many criticized the pair for pleading on the New Yorker's behalf despite being people who fought against sexual crimes.

"Ashton Kutcher has a whole company dedicated to sex trafficking but is asking for leniency for his rapist bestie. Everybody’s an ally until it’s someone they know committing the crime," a fan quipped.

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Another person implied the Iowa native's organization might be a bad place. "Ashton Kutcher writing a letter in defense of a rapist is why yall need to listen to sex workers when it comes to these orgs that claim to stop/prevent sex trafficking," the individual claimed.

A third noted that Kunis criticized Will Smith over his Oscars slap scandal but had the guts to support an alleged "serial rapist."

The disappointed fan wrote, "We shouldn’t be surprised by Ashton Kutcher, given his defense of Joe Paterno. You should expect nothing better from a couple that doesn't bathe their kids until they smell."

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Another comment read, "my friend who was nice to the crew on our show that ended 17 years ago couldn't possibly assault someone" is such a bizarre thing to say and believe. Ashton kutcher and the rest of those buzzards who sent in letters will be dealt with. not you, topher grace. enjoy your weekend."

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