Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were in hot waters as they faced backlash for the character letters they wrote for Danny Masterson. Though they apologized, their connections to Scientology to their friendship with Masterson were all under scrutiny during the past few days. Ashton Kutcher has now stepped down from his position as the chairman of an anti-child sex abuse organization.
The couple had been friends with Danny Masterson for over two decades now. The actor remarked on the convict as a ‘role model’ in his letter. Though the couple put in a video message for the public in support of the victims, the criticism the actors faced hasn’t died down.
Ashton Kutcher Steps Back From His Position At Thorn
Actor Ashton Kutcher stepped down from his role as the chairman of an anti-child sex abuse organization, Thorn. It was on September 15 that the ‘No Strings Attached’ actor stepped away from the organization he co-founded.
“After my wife and I spent several days of listening, personal reflection, learning, and conversations with survivors and the employees and leadership at Thorn, I have determined the responsible thing for me to do is resign as Chairman of the Board, effectively immediately,” the ‘That 70’s Show’ actor wrote in his resignation letter.
In the letter, he also reasoned his decision. “I cannot allow my error in judgment to distract from our efforts and the children we serve,” he wrote. The 45-year-old also admitted that his letter for Danny Masterson to have undermined the efforts of the organization. The letter was published in Time.
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Ashton Kutcher Apologizes To Thorn Members
The multimillionaire investor Ashton Kutcher has worked through the organization for sexually exploited victims for 15 years. And he admitted to hurting everyone at Thorn through the letter he wrote for Danny Masterson. In the letter, Kutcher wrote a “heartfelt apology to all victims of sexual violence and everyone at Thorn who I hurt by what I did“.
The organization was founded by the actor and his then-wife Demi Moore in 2012. A documentary on child sex trafficking, highlighting the sex traffic in Cambodia influenced the duo to build this establishment. “I remain proud of what we have accomplished in the past decade and will continue to support Thorn’s work. Thank you for your tireless advocacy and dedication to this cause,” the actor continued in the letter.
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