There is no need for an introduction to Danny Masterson because he was one of the sparkling stars of the American entertainment industry. People who knew him were startled to death to hear such heinous news about him and many of them stated their opinion upfront. So after breaking a deafening silence, his friend and co-star Ashton Kutcher exclaimed about his stance on this case. So without any delay let us dive into it and see what Ashton Kutcher has to say.
Ashton Kutcher Addresses Danny Masterson’s Rape Allegations
Finally, Danny Masterson’s ally and co-star Ashton Kutcher has decided to break that long silence and has decided to speak about the rape allegations that were hovering on the internet for a long.
It is for the first time that Ashton Kutcher is speaking about the exploding topic. As we all know, Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson gave indeed a medley of visual feast with their riveting Netflix sitcom The Ranch. The series was so heavily praised for its enrapturing plot and the co-actors really went along well.
So Ashton Kutcher says that he has not ended that friendship with Danny Masterson and he has kept the connection intact he often contacts Danny Masterson’s brother to know more about the scenario, moreover, Ashton Kutcher thinks of Danny’s eight-year-old daughter in his mind whenever he speaks about the case.
Ashton Kutcher says so vehemently that deep inside he really wants Danny Masterson to be “innocent” of the charges that are brought against him and he really harbors this indomitable hope that he will be scot-free when the law finds out his innocence.
The co-actor and a good friend, Ashton Kutcher said: “Someday, his kid is going to read about this. I wholesale feel for anybody who feels like they were violated in any way. Ultimately, I can’t know. I am not the judge. I am not on the jury. I am not the DA. I am not the victim. And I am not the accused. And so, in that case, I don’t have a space to comment. I just don’t know”.
As Ashton Kutcher has stated his opinion about the hot sensational issue that has been swirling over the internet for too long. What Ashton Kutcher said is about hope and concern for a good friend. He believes that Danny Masterson is not capable of such heinous actions and his innocence would be proven.
But at the same time, Ashton Kutcher says that he is not entitled to comment on such a massive issue because he is not the victim or the accused. So until the verdict of the court comes, no one could presume whether he is innocent or not.
Danny Masterson’s Sexual Assault Allegations
It was back in 2017 that Danny Masterson became the headlines of every nook and corner of the world when he was accused of rape allegations. The actor has not pleaded guilty since and he was charged with raping three women in June 2020.
When the reports broke out that Danny Masterson was being investigated by Los Angeles Police, over multiple sexual assault accusations, the complete media attention was focused on this case. Even though Danny Masterson vociferously denied the outrageous allegation, he was written out of the highly acknowledged series The Ranch.
Four women came and accused upfront that Danny Masterson assaulted them back in the 2000s and he was evading the law by denying it. When a fifth woman came and said that, she and the actor were dating, he repeatedly raped her, and there arises a big conundrum, and the jury was quite confused to rule a unanimous verdict and they declared that trial a mistrial. So the next jury trial is scheduled on March 29, 2023.
When we dwell more into it, three of the women were Scientologists and they were a part of the church Danny Masterson was also a part of it since childhood. The two other women were Chrissie Carnell Bixler and Bobette Riales, who was romantically involved with the star.
When these allegations first surfaced over the internet, the actor tried his best to maintain his innocence and he even said that these claims were investigated back in fifteen years ago and they determined this case without merit.
Danny Masterson said: “I have never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one. In this country, you are presumed innocent until you are proven guilty. However, in the current climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused”.
Now the three counts of rape allegations do stand because the other two were not charged due to the lack of sufficient evidence. So now the three counts of rape allegation are charged and the district attorney stated that if Danny Masterson is convicted then he would be behind the bars for long forty-five years.