Masterson, who was sentenced on Thursday to 30 years in prison after being convicted on May for two counts of rape, starred alongside the married couple on That ‘70s Show.
The couple remained close with the actor in the years after Fox sitcom ended in 2006, with Kutcher and Masterson starring together on Netflix’s sitcom The Ranch in 2016.
(Masterson was fired from the show in 2017 following the resurfacing of sexual assault allegations.)
Character letters to the judge in Masterson’s case were published, revealing that Kutcher and Kunis had asked the judge for leniency in sentencing.
The couple called Masterson a “role model” and great father, as well as praised him for discouraging drug use during their time on That ‘70s Show.
“We are aware of the pain that has been caused by the character letters that we wrote on behalf of Danny Masterson,” Kutcher said.
“We support victims. We have done this historically through our work and will continue to do so in the future,” Kunis continued.
Kutcher said that the letters were written a “couple of months ago,” at the request of Masterson’s family.
Kunis noted, “The letters were not written to question the legitimacy of the judicial system or the validity of the jury’s ruling.”
Kunis concluded the video with, “Our heart goes out to every single person who’s ever been a victim of sexual assault, sexual abuse.”
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher say they ‘support victims’ following backlash over their Danny Masterson letters. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher say they ‘support victims’ following backlash over their Danny Masterson letters