Ashton Kutcher resigns from anti-sexual abuse charity amid Danny Masterson backlash

That ’70s Show star Ashton Kutcher has resigned from his anti-sexual abuse charity after defending rapist Danny Masteron.

Former TV star Danny Masterson was recently sentenced to 30 years in prison for multiple rapes.

At the sentencing, several of his co-stars from the popular sitcom That ’70s Show wrote letters defending his character, the two most numerous of whom were Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.

However, the pair received backlash for their letters defending a convicted rapist and it seems the backlash has now spread to Kutcher’s personal charity.

Kutcher resigned from the anti-sexual abuse charity and apologized

The Time reports that Kutcher has publicly announced his decision to resign from Thorn, the anti-child sexual abuse organization he co-founded in 2009 with ex-wife Demi Moore.

Kunis, although not an official member of the board, served as a board observer and she also resigned.

In a letter shared with Thorn’s board, Kutcher wrote, “Victims of sexual abuse have been historically silenced, and the character testimony I submitted is another painful example of the questioning of victims brave enough to share their experiences.

After many days of listening, personal reflection, learning and conversations with survivors as well as staff and leaders at Thorn, I have determined it is my responsibility to step down as Chairman of the Board of Directors. treatment, effective immediately. I cannot allow my errors in judgment to distract from our efforts and the children we serve.”

Kutcher also used the letter to apologize to “all victims of sexual violence and everyone at Thorn who I hurt because of what I did.”

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The actor also apologized to the broader advocacy community and vowed to continue supporting Thorn’s work despite leaving the board.

The couple’s decision to leave Thorn stemmed from the massive backlash they received for defending Masteron. Fans of their show were stunned by their actions and the debate was so heated that Kutcher and Kunis quickly uploaded an apology video days after their letters were revealed.

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