Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, among others, sent letters in support of actor Danny Masterson before the judge in charge of the case sentenced him for two counts of rape, US media reported this Friday.
Kutcher-Kunis, who met Masterson when they starred in the series “That ’70s Show,” sent the letters to Judge Charlaine Olmedo to plead for a lesser sentence despite being aware of the seriousness of the accusations.
Danny Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for raping two women in 2001 and 2003 at his home in the Hollywood Hills. With the court decision, the 47-year-old actor and father of a 9-year-old daughter with actress Bijou Phillips, will only be able to apply for parole at the age of 77.
Both actors insisted that Danny Masterson, accused of drugging his victims before raping them, was characterized by leading a drug-free life.
According to American media, more than 50 people sent letters to the judge in support of the actor, including actors Giovanni Ribisi and William Baldwin.
This was the second rape trial that Danny Masterson faced, after the previous trial was declared a mistrial in November due to another jury failing to reach a unanimous decision.