Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis Step Down From Anti-Sex-Trafficking Organization Due To Danny Masterson Outrage

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The public image of Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis has taken a beating over the last week, as the pair have been absolutely torched for their decision to write letters in support of convicted rapist Danny Masterson.

Not only did the Hollywood couple get caught supporting their former That 70s Show co-star, who was sentenced to 30 years due to two charges of forcible rape, but then they realized an incredibly disingenuous seeming apology video shortly thereafter.

Adding insult to injury are reports that they’ve been fined $1 million by the SEC for ripping investors off with an NFT called “Stoner Cats.”

Kutcher and Kunis’ actions have had tangible consequences on their lives, as a new report from Time Magazine has revealed that they’ve both stepped down from their positions at Thorn, the anti-child-sex-abuse organization that Kutcher co-founded with his ex-wife Demi Moore in 2009.

Specifically, Kutcher served as the chairman of the board, while Kunis served as “an observer on the organization’s board.”

“After my wife and I spent several days of listening, personal reflection, learning, and conversations with survivors and the employees and leadership at Thorn, I have determined the responsible thing for me to do is resign as Chairman of the Board, effectively immediately,” Kutcher said in his official resignation statement.

“I cannot allow my error in judgment to distract from our efforts and the children we serve.”

Despite being accused and subsequently found guilty of drugging and raping multiple women — Masterson’s crimes were also committed while the trio were in the midst of starring on That 70s Show — both Kutcher and Kunis wrote letters to the presiding judge in an effort to defend Masterson’s character.

“While I’m aware that the judgement has been cast as guilty on two counts of rape by force and the victims have a great desire for justice, I hope that my testament to his character is taken into consideration in sentencing,” the from Kutcher reads.

“I wholeheartedly vouch for Danny Masterson’s exceptional character and the tremendous positive influence he has had on me and the people around him,” Kunis stated in hers.

After the letters from the couple were made public, they were immediately dragged through the mud by pop culture fans on social media, who also pointed out the hypocrisy of Kunis having such an issue with Will Smith slapping Chris Rock but then also defending a rapist.

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