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Christina Ricci slams Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis’ support of Danny Masterson: Discrediting victims is ‘a crime’

Christina Ricci seemingly slammed Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis for praising convicted rapist Danny Masterson’s character in pre-sentencing letters to the judge.

The “Addams Family” star – who allegedly suffered “severe physical and emotional abuse” at the hands of ex-husband James Heerdegen – took to her Instagram Story Saturday to speak out in support of victims after Masterson’s sentencing.

“So sometimes people we loved and admired do horrible things. They might not do these things to us and we only know who they were to us but that doesn’t mean they didn’t do the horrible things and to discredit the abused is a crime,” Ricci, 43, wrote.

“People we know as ‘awesome guys’ can be predators and abusers. It’s tough to accept but we have to. If we say we support victims – women, children, men, boys – then we must be able to take this stance.”

Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson.
Christina Ricci seemingly slammed Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis for supporting Danny Masterson.

Christina Ricci
The “Wednesday” star said discrediting victims is “a crime.”
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Ricci continued, “Unfortunately I’ve known lots of ‘awesome guys’ who were lovely to me but have been proven to be abusers privately. I’ve also had personal experience with this. Believe victims. It’s not easy to come forward. It’s not easy to get a conviction.”

Both Kutcher, 45, and Kunis, 40, starred alongside Masterson, 47, in “That ’70s Show.” The married couple were among 50 people who “vouched” for the disgraced actor’s “exceptional character” after he was convicted on two counts of rape.

Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison earlier this week for the rapes of two women, both of which were committed in 2003.

Christina Ricci
“People we know as ‘awesome guys’ can be predators and abusers,” she wrote on Instagram.

Following Masterson’s sentencing, Ricci also shared a candid selfie with her 9-year-old son, Freddie, captioned, “We out here believing and hoping for a better future.”

Ricci’s social media posts came just one day after court reporter Meghann Cuniff published the character letters for Masteron’s case, in which Kutcher and Kunis pleaded for Judge Charlaine Olmedo’s leniency.

“As a friend, Danny has been nothing but a positive influence on me. He’s an extraordinarily honest and intentional human being,” Kutcher wrote, noting that Masterson served as a “role model” for him.

Christina Ricci
Ricci also posted a selfie with her son.

“I attribute not falling into the typical Hollywood life of drugs directly to Danny,” the “Cheaper by the Dozen” star continued.

“Any time that we were to meet someone or interact with someone who was on drugs, or did drugs, he made it clear that that wouldn’t be a good person to be friends with.”

Meanwhile, Kunis credited her former co-star with being an “amazing friend, confidant, and, above all, an outstanding older brother figure to me.”

Ashton Kutcher and Christina Ricci
Kutcher, seen here with Ricci at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards, wrote a letter to the judge in Masterson’s rape trial.

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Kunis also wrote a letter, calling her “That 70s Show” co-star an “amazing friend, confidant, and, above all, an outstanding older brother figure.”
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“His caring nature and ability to offer guidance have been instrumental in my growth both personally and professionally,” the “Friends With Benefits” actress wrote.

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The pair quickly spoke out after receiving backlash for the letters.

Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis speak out about Danny Materson
The couple has since issued an apology.

“We are aware of the pain that has been caused by the character letters that we wrote on behalf of Danny Masterson,” the “Punk’d” creator said in a video message shared via Instagram Saturday.

Kunis chimed in, “We support victims. We have done this historically through our work and will continue to do so in the future.”

Ricci, for her part, was allegedly the victim of her ex-husband’s emotional and physical abuse.

Danny Masterson
Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison.
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The “Casper” star filed for divorce from Heerdegen in July 2020 following seven years of marriage, and was granted an emergency protective order after police were called to their home.

In court docs obtained by TMZ, she claimed her then-husband’s abuse began in December 2019, at which time she told him she wanted a divorce.

When the COVID-19 lockdown began in early 2020, she “found herself trapped in a house with a violent abuser.”

Danny Masterson
He was convicted for two rapes committed in 2003.
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Ricci also claimed he told her, “the only way he could feel sorry for me is if I were dismembered into small pieces” in late 2019, “something that made me think that [he] could kill me.”

They finalized their divorce in December 2022 and share custody of their son, Freddie.

The “Wednesday” star has since welcomed a daughter, Cleo, with her second husband, Mark Hampton.

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