Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis go casual taking one of their kids to soccer practice in LA… as it emerges they begged judge to show leniency to old pal Danny Masterson before he was jailed for 30 years
- Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis wrote desperate letters to the judge of Danny Masterson’s case
- After he had already been found guilty of raping two women, the Hollywood A-listers pleaded the judge for leniency
- Kutcher’s cringeworthy submission includes the line ‘I hope that my testament to his character is taken into consideration in sentencing’
- The couple are among a series of Hollywood stars who stepped up to vouch for the actor
The couple have been married since 2015 and are the proud parents of a daughter called Wyatt, eight, and a son called Dimitri, six.
They went California casual in t-shirts and jeans during their latest sighting, with Kunis warding off the rays with stylish purple shades.
The outing comes as it emerged that they wrote desperate letters to the court pleading for the judge to show their friend, convicted rapist Danny Masterson, leniency before he was jailed for 30 years.
The pair supported their former That 70s Show castmate by making individual submissions to the court, despite him already being convicted for raping two women.
In their letters obtained by DailyMail.com, both Kunis and Kutcher – who is credited as a co-founder and board chair of a non-profit purported to help fight child sex exploitation – spoke highly of Masterson, claiming he always ‘treated people with decency, equality, and generosity’.
Seemingly flexing his status, Kutcher’s submission includes the line: ‘I hope that my testament to his character is taken into consideration in sentencing’.
In his letter to the judge, Kutcher wrote: ‘He’s an extraordinarily honest and intentional human being.
‘Over 25 year relationship I don’t ever recall him lying to me. He’s taught me about being direct and confronting issues in life and relationships head-on, resolving them, and moving forward.’
‘Danny is a person that is consistently there for you when you need him.
‘Not only is he a good friend to me I’ve witnessed him be a good friend to others and the kind of brother others would be lucky to have.’
Kunis, who has been married to Kutcher for eight years, said she ‘wholeheartedly’ vouched for Masterson’s ‘exceptional character’ and the ‘tremendous positive influence’ he has on those around him, including her.
Kunis said: ‘Danny Masterson’s warmth, humor, and positive outlook on life have been a driving force in shaping my character and the way I approach life’s challenges.
She went to assert that Masterson is an ‘outstanding role model’ and celebrated his strength to stay away from drugs.
‘His dedication to avoiding all substances has inspired not only me but also countless others in our circle,’ Kunis wrote.
‘Danny’s steadfastness in promoting a drug-free lifestyle has been a guiding light in my journey through the entertainment world and has helped me prioritize my well-being and focus on making responsible choices.’
She continued: ‘His unwavering commitment to being an exceptional older brother figure to me has had a transformative impact on my life, instilling in me a sense of self-belief and encouraging me to aim for greatness, but all while maintaining a sense of humility.’
‘His dedication to leading a drug-free life and the genuine care he extends to others make him an outstanding role model and friend.’
The 47 year-old Scientologist had no reaction as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo handed down her decision – 15 years for each felony rape, with the sentences to run consecutively.
Words used in the celebrity testimonies couldn’t be more opposite to the sentiments used by his victims.
At the sentencing trial, Jane Doe #1 called Masterson a ‘true coward and heartless monster,’ adding that to this day she suffer from an extreme fear of the dark and frequently wakes up crying.
Kutcher and Kunis worked with Masterson on That 70s Show – but they weren’t the only cast members to speak up.
Former That 70s Show star Debra Jo Rupp, who played the hilarious Kitty Forman, also shared her support.
‘Danny was always respectful and kind. On show days when the camera crew would come in, Danny was the one that shook each camera man’s hand before we started.
‘He knew everyone’s name, where they lived and about their families. I did not. He was loved. Over the years Danny is one of the few that came to support me by seeing my shows in the theater. He brought his family sometimes. And it was a joy. And so appreciated.’
Kurtwood Smith, who played Rupp’s husband Robert Griggs, also submitted a letter.
‘I consider Danny a talented, hardworking, giving actor. I have viewed him being respectful and considerate to those he has worked with,’ he said.
‘He has been a leader and positive force among his peers. He has seemed loving and caring, not only towards his wife and daughter, but his family at large.’
Other stars included in documents include Sneaky Pete star Giovanni Ribisi, William Baldwin, who is married to Chynna Phillips – Masterson’s wife’s sister – and TV producer Shawn Piller.
DailyMail.com has reached out to reps for Kutcher and Kunis for comment.