Christina Ricci appears to call out Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis after Danny Masterson 'apology'

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By Asiya Ali

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Christina Ricci has seemingly criticized Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis after the couple apologized for sending letters of support to Danny Masterson.

On Thursday (September 7), the 47-year-old actor - widely known for starring as Steven Hyde in That '70s Show - was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison after being found guilty of two counts of rape.

Masterson was convicted of raping two of the women between 2001 and 2003, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the third allegation, which was brought forward by a former girlfriend.

After the conviction news, it was revealed that Kutcher and Kunis - who starred alongside Masterson in That '70s Show - were among 50 people who "vouched" for the controversial actor’s "exceptional character" ahead of his sentencing.

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Masterson was charged with forcibly raping three women on separate occasions between 2001 and 2003. Credit: Pool / Getty

In their statements - which were published by Los Angeles-based court reporter Meghann Cuniff - the 45-year-old No Strings Attached star described his co-star as a "role model" and "a person that is consistently there for you when you need him".

Similarly, his 40-year-old wife stated that Masterson was an "amazing friend, confidant, and, above all, an outstanding older brother figure to me," concluding: "His caring nature and ability to offer guidance have been instrumental in my growth both personally and professionally."

The public statements garnered excessive backlash on social media and compelled the Hollywood couple to share an Instagram video explaining why the letters were sent.

"We are aware of the pain that has been caused by the character letters that we wrote on behalf of Danny Masterson," the pair said, before claiming that the Ranch actor's family asked them to write "character letters to represent the person that we knew for 25 years" so that the judge could "take that into full consideration relative to sentencing".

"The letters were not written to question the legitimacy of the judicial system or the validity of the jury's ruling," Kutcher said. "They were intended for the judge to read and not to undermine the testimony of the victims or retraumatise them in any way, we would never want to do that and we're sorry if that has taken place."

The Bad Moms actress finished the video by saying: "Our heart goes out to every single person who has ever been a victim of sexual assault, sexual abuse or rape."

The apology video apparently did more damage as award-winning actress Christina Ricci posted an Instagram Story that - while not mentioning Kutcher and Kunis by name - appeared to be a response to the letter controversy.

The Addams Family star wrote: "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.

"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.

"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," she concluded.

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis apologized for sending the letter to the judge. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

In the wake of the Kutcher-Kunis letter controversy, Masterson's ex-girlfriend and accuser Chrissie Carnell Bixler took to her Instagram Story on Saturday (September 9) to share resurfaced videos of Kutcher from the early 2000s.

The shocking compilation video included a 2003 episode of Punk'd with the actor - who was 25 at the time - saying: "Hilary Duff is in Lizzie McGuire, she also has an album out. She’s going to be in a movie called Cheaper by the Dozen..."

He then shockingly added that then-15-year-old Duff was "one of the girls that we’re all waiting for to turn 18. Along with the Olsen twins".

Featured image credit: Gilbert Flores / Getty

Christina Ricci appears to call out Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis after Danny Masterson 'apology'

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By Asiya Ali

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Christina Ricci has seemingly criticized Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis after the couple apologized for sending letters of support to Danny Masterson.

On Thursday (September 7), the 47-year-old actor - widely known for starring as Steven Hyde in That '70s Show - was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison after being found guilty of two counts of rape.

Masterson was convicted of raping two of the women between 2001 and 2003, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the third allegation, which was brought forward by a former girlfriend.

After the conviction news, it was revealed that Kutcher and Kunis - who starred alongside Masterson in That '70s Show - were among 50 people who "vouched" for the controversial actor’s "exceptional character" ahead of his sentencing.

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Masterson was charged with forcibly raping three women on separate occasions between 2001 and 2003. Credit: Pool / Getty

In their statements - which were published by Los Angeles-based court reporter Meghann Cuniff - the 45-year-old No Strings Attached star described his co-star as a "role model" and "a person that is consistently there for you when you need him".

Similarly, his 40-year-old wife stated that Masterson was an "amazing friend, confidant, and, above all, an outstanding older brother figure to me," concluding: "His caring nature and ability to offer guidance have been instrumental in my growth both personally and professionally."

The public statements garnered excessive backlash on social media and compelled the Hollywood couple to share an Instagram video explaining why the letters were sent.

"We are aware of the pain that has been caused by the character letters that we wrote on behalf of Danny Masterson," the pair said, before claiming that the Ranch actor's family asked them to write "character letters to represent the person that we knew for 25 years" so that the judge could "take that into full consideration relative to sentencing".

"The letters were not written to question the legitimacy of the judicial system or the validity of the jury's ruling," Kutcher said. "They were intended for the judge to read and not to undermine the testimony of the victims or retraumatise them in any way, we would never want to do that and we're sorry if that has taken place."

The Bad Moms actress finished the video by saying: "Our heart goes out to every single person who has ever been a victim of sexual assault, sexual abuse or rape."

The apology video apparently did more damage as award-winning actress Christina Ricci posted an Instagram Story that - while not mentioning Kutcher and Kunis by name - appeared to be a response to the letter controversy.

The Addams Family star wrote: "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.

"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.

"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," she concluded.

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis apologized for sending the letter to the judge. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

In the wake of the Kutcher-Kunis letter controversy, Masterson's ex-girlfriend and accuser Chrissie Carnell Bixler took to her Instagram Story on Saturday (September 9) to share resurfaced videos of Kutcher from the early 2000s.

The shocking compilation video included a 2003 episode of Punk'd with the actor - who was 25 at the time - saying: "Hilary Duff is in Lizzie McGuire, she also has an album out. She’s going to be in a movie called Cheaper by the Dozen..."

He then shockingly added that then-15-year-old Duff was "one of the girls that we’re all waiting for to turn 18. Along with the Olsen twins".

Featured image credit: Gilbert Flores / Getty