Ashton Kutcher Calls Vouching For Danny Masterson An ‘Error’


Following reaction around his choice to protect founded guilty rapist Danny Masterson‘s personality, Ashton Kutcher has actually officially tipped down as the Board Chair of Thorn — a company he co-founded dedicated to combating kid sex trafficking.

RELATED: Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Apologize After Receiving Backlash For Their Character Letters Supporting Danny Masterson (VIDEO CLIP)

Ashton Kutcher Offers A “Heartfelt Apology” While Resigning

According to a declaration shared by Thorn on Friday (Sept. 15), Kutcher surrendered with a letter to the company’s board of supervisors on Thursday (Sept. 14). The company recognized that the advancement is “rooted in the recognition of recent events.”

“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.”

In his resignation, Ashton stated that the choice complied with “several days of listening, personal reflection, learning, and conversations with survivors.”

Calling his step-down “the responsible thing to do,” he explained his choice to pen the letter as an “error in judgment.”

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

More particularly, he shared that composing a personality declaration for Danny Masterson functions as “another painful instance of questioning victims.”

“As you know, I have worked for 15 years to fight for people who are sexually exploited. Victims of sexual abuse have been historically silenced and the character statement I submitted is yet another painful instance of questioning victims who are brave enough to share their experiences. This is precisely what we have all worked to reverse over the last decade.”

Before keeping in mind that he “remain[s] proud” of his success with Thorn, he stated that he was using a “heartfelt apology.”

“I want to offer my heartfelt apology to all victims of sexual violence and everyone at Thorn who I hurt by what I did.”

 The Development Follows Ashton & Mila’s Support Letters For Danny Masterson

As The Shade Room reported, Ashton Kutcher and also his spouse, Mila Kunis, landed themselves in warm water after personality letters they’d made in behalf of Danny Masterson were revealed. Meghann Cuniff shared complete duplicates of the letters with Legal Affairs and also Trials with Meghann Cuniff.

In Ashton’s letter, he claimed Danny “set an extraordinary standard around how you treat other people.” He likewise mentioned, “Over [our] 20 year relationship I don’t ever recall him lying to me.”

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

It’s likewise worth keeping in mind that Niesha Trout, “one of the victims who [Masterson] was convicted on,” mentioned that the pair’s letters came “after they read all of the gruesome sworn-under-oath testimony of 5 of Danny’s victims.”

Once both started to capture some extreme reaction, they attended to the circumstance in a video clip. While asking forgiveness, Kutcher and also Kunis recognized that they “support victims.”

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

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