Bijou Phillips is doing what needs to be done to protect her family.
19.09.2023 - 21:47 / etcanada.com
Less than two weeks after Danny Masterson received a sentence of 30 years to life after being convicted on charges that he raped two women, his wife is seeking to end their marriage.
TMZ and Page Six are reporting that Bijou Phillips, Masterson’s spouse since 2011, has filed to divorce Masterson.
According to court documents obtained by the outlets, Phillips filed divorce papers in a Los Angeles court on Monday, Sept. 18.
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The news comes as something of a surprise after sources previously claimed that Phillips — daughter of late Mamas and the Papas founder John Phillips and Geneviève Waïte — was prepared to stand by Masterson.
“She has had a very difficult time since the conviction,” a source told People. “She loves Danny and has no plans to file for divorce. She will be by his side for it all.”
The source added, “She is in touch with his lawyer. They are planning appeals. She tries to stay hopeful.”
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Phillips and Masterson — who are both Scientologists — met in 2004 at a poker tournament. They became engaged in 2011, and got married later that same year.
They’ve also starred in two movies together, “Made for Each Other” and “The Bridge to Nowhere”, both released in 2009.
Bijou Phillips is doing what needs to be done to protect her family.
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That ’70s Show star was jailed for two rapes.BBC News reports that US media has cited “irreconcilable differences” between the pair after 12 years of marriage.Earlier this month Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison after being convicted on two counts of rape. The actor was convicted at a re-trial in May after the first jury was unable to reach a verdict in 2022.Peter Lauzon, Phillips’ lawyer, confirmed the divorce filing in a statement to US media, saying: “Her priority remains with [their child].”His statement added that Masterson “was always present for Phillips during her most difficult times” and “is a wonderful father”.“She hopes that everyone will respect her family’s privacy in these difficult times,” he wrote.The divorce petition was reportedly filed on Monday (September 18) in Santa Barbara Superior Court.
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sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday for raping two women at the height of his fame two decades ago.During a 2004 appearance on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” Masterson discussed his Long Island accent — or lack thereof — with O’Brien.After telling the host that he’s lived in Los Angeles for about a decade, Masterson said that his accent “just goes away naturally, and then there’s also certain words that there’s nothing you can do about.” He then said that his friend, actor Bodhi Elfman, “always teases me.” Danny Masterson sentenced to 30 years to life for raping 2 women….Conan knew pic.twitter.com/KEE596oqdl“He says ‘Hi, my name is Danny Masterson, would you like to touch my balls?'” Masterson said, emphasizing the final word in a heavy accent.“So why are you asking people to do that? That’s the more important question,” O’Brien responded.“I mean, you got ’em, you know what I mean? Everybody should grab,” Masterson replied.“I’ve heard about you,” O’Brien responded. “And you’ll be caught soon, I know you will.”“I will,” Masterson said.The clip gained traction on social media in the wake of Masterson’s sentencing on Thursday.The actor, 47, remained stonefaced as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo handed down the sentence and as his two victims described the trauma they had experienced at his hands.He was sentenced to 15 years for each count, which will be served consecutively, the maximum sentence permitted under the law.“When you raped me, you stole from me,” one of the women testified in court, looking directly at the actor.
That ‘70s Show and Netflix series The Ranch, was convicted on two of three rape charges at a re-trial in May after the first jury was unable to reach a verdict in 2022.Masterson was accused of raping three women at his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 and 2003, during the time when That ‘70s Show was on air. At the re-trial, the jury found him guilty of raping two women in 2003, but charges brought forward by the third accuser from November 2001 were declared a mistrial.