March 4, 2024

Gates Street Heat

The Hottest and Most Up To Date Entertainment News Source

Ashton Kutcher Calls Vouching For Danny Masterson An ‘Error In Judgment,’ Resigns From Anti-Child-Sex-Abuse Organization

2 min read
Ashton Kutcher Calls Vouching For Danny Masterson An 'Error In Judgment,' Resigns From Anti-Child-Sex-Trafficking OrganizationThe post Ashton Kutcher Calls Vouching For Danny Masterson An ‘Error In Judgment,’ Resigns From Anti-Child-Sex-Abuse Organization appeared first on The Shade Room. Following backlash around his decision to defend convicted rapist Danny Masterson‘s character, Ashton Kutcher has formally stepped down as the Board Chair of Thorn — an organization he co-founded devoted to combating child sex trafficking. RELATED: Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Apologize After Receiving Backlash For Their Character Letters Supporting Danny Masterson (VIDEO) Ashton Kutcher Offers A […]
Ashton Kutcher Calls Vouching For Danny Masterson An ‘Error In Judgment,’ Resigns From Anti-Child-Sex-Abuse Organization

Ashton Kutcher Calls Vouching For Danny Masterson An 'Error In Judgment,' Resigns From Anti-Child-Sex-Trafficking Organization

Ashton Kutcher Calls Vouching For Danny Masterson An 'Error In Judgment,' Resigns From Anti-Child-Sex-Trafficking Organization

View this post on Instagram

It’s also worth noting that Niesha Trout, “one of the victims who [Masterson] was convicted on,” stated that the couple’s letters came “after they read all of the gruesome sworn-under-oath testimony of 5 of Danny’s victims.”

Once the pair began to catch some severe backlash, they addressed the situation in a video. While apologizing, Kutcher and Kunis acknowledged that they “support victims.”

“I cannot allow my error in judgment to distract from our efforts and the children we serve.”
Calling his step-down “the responsible thing to do,” he described his decision to pen the letter as an “error in judgment.”

According to a statement shared by Thorn on Friday (Sept. 15), Kutcher resigned through a letter to the organization’s board of directors on Thursday (Sept. 14). The organization acknowledged that the development is “rooted in the recognition of recent events.”

As for Mila, she called Danny Masterson an “exceptional older brother figure” before declaring, “I wholeheartedly vouch for Danny Masterson’s exceptional character.”

“This decision is rooted in the recognition of recent events and ensuring Thorn remains focused on its mission: to build technology to defend children from sexual abuse.”

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

A post shared by Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk)
A post shared by Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk)
“I want to offer my heartfelt apology to all victims of sexual violence and everyone at Thorn who I hurt by what I did.”

RELATED: Danny Masterson—Star Of ‘That ’70’s Show’—Sentenced To 30 Years To Life In Prison Over Rape Convictions

Following backlash around his decision to defend convicted rapist Danny Masterson‘s character, Ashton Kutcher has formally stepped down as the Board Chair of Thorn — an organization he co-founded devoted to combating child sex trafficking.

Leave a Reply

Protected by CleanTalk Anti-Spam