They weren’t meant to contradict the victims’ testimonies or in any way re-traumatize them, Kutcher claimed. Rather, they were meant for the judge to read. We don’t really want to do that, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Issue Apologies for Character Letters
For submitting character letters on their That ’70s Show co-star Danny Masterson’s behalf in the rape lawsuits brought against him, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have issued an apology.
The performers apologized for any hurt their letters may have caused, saying they didn’t mean to. They did so on Instagram.
In the video that Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher shared on his Instagram on Saturday, he said, “We are aware of the pain that has been caused by the character letters that we wrote for Masterson.” We are one with the victims. Alongside her spouse, Kunis continued, “We have done this historically via our work and will do so in the future.
‘The words were not intended in order to make anything look suspicious’ said Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher added that a few months prior, Masterson’s family had contacted them and requested that they compose letters on behalf of the person they had known for 25 years, so the judge may take that into account while determining his sentence.
The letters were written for the judge to read and not to undercut the victims’ testimony or in any way re-traumatize them, Kunis said, with Kutcher adding his own comment. “The words were not intended in order to make anything look suspicious of the judiciary or the lawfulness of the jury’s ruling,” stated Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. Never would we desire to do it. And if that has happened, we apologize.
Following the release of their character letters for Masterson, who was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for the 2003 rape of two women, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher apologized. The couple ended their statement by stating, “Everyone who has ever experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse, or rape deserves our deepest sympathies.”