It looks like Danny Masterson, 47, will be spending his time behind prison bars as a single man. His wife, Bijou Phillips, filed for divorce on Monday (Sept. 18) after 12 years of marriage, per the Associated Press. The estranged couple share a nine-year-old daughter.
The 43-year-old’s decision comes less than two weeks since Masterson was handed his sentence for the rape of two women. Masterson will serve 30 years to life in prison for the conviction from Sept. 7. Danny Masterson reportedly has to serve 25.5 years of his sentence before he’s eligible for parole.
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There are no additional details on their divorce. However, up to this point, Bijou has publicly stood by the “That 70’s Show” actor.
According to AP, Phillips was present during two of Masterson’s trials. He was convicted during the second trial on two out of three rape counts. Court documents show he was convicted of raping two women in 2003 whom he knew through the Church of Scientology. The third was related to allegedly raping an ex-girlfriend in 2001.
Bijou Phillips Wrote A Letter Of Support For Danny Masterson
When Masterson was found guilty in May, AP reports that Bijou Phillips sobbed in the court audience and did the same during his sentencing.
Prior to the lengthy sentence, Bijou wrote a character letter on behalf of Danny. Though the letter to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo was published, it was reportedly heavily redacted.
In her letter, per TMZ, Bijou said she hasn’t been able to accept that he raped two women. AP says she called Masterson an “amazing father” whose absence from home has left her and their daughter “heartbroken.” She also called him a “life-saving partner.”
The couple wed in Ireland in 2011 but began dating in 2004 and got engaged in 2009.
At this time, it’s unclear what prompted Bijou Phillips to file.
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