Actor Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have publicly apologized for a letter they submitted to the court in Danny Masterson’s rape trial prior to his sentencing. They implored the judge in the letter to be lenient on Masterson, who was eventually convicted guilty of three counts of rape.

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In the video, the actor expressed their regret. Kutcher in the video said, “We are aware of the pain that has been caused by the character letters that we wrote on behalf of Danny Masterson.” He said Masterson’s family reached out to them a couple of months ago to write character letters to represent Masterson to the court.

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Kunis in the video said, “We support victims. We have done this historically through our work and will continue to do so in the future”. Kutcher continues the video by saying, “The letters were not written to question the legitimacy of the judicial system or the validity of the jury’s ruling. They were intended for the judge to read and not to undermine the testimony of the victims or re-traumatize them in any way. We would never want to do that, and we’re sorry if that has taken place.”

Kunis then ends the apology video by saying, “Our heart goes out to every single person who’s ever been a victim of sexual assault, sexual abuse or rape.”

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Earlier, the couple wrote letters pleading with Judge Charlaine Olemedo to show mercy to a guy they’ve always adored. Judge Olemedo, however, issued the highest possible punishment of 30 years to life on Thursday for Danny Masterson’s involvement in two charges of forced rape, a verdict obtained on May 31. Both actors stressed that their purpose was never to add to the victims’ anguish but rather to offer their support.