A courtroom sketch of Danny Masterson reveals the actor blowing a kiss to his spouse, Bijou Phillips, after he was sentenced on Thursday to 30 years to life in jail for his conviction on two rape counts.
The lifetime of “That ’70s Present” star has been underneath a microscope since he was initially charged in 2020. Masterson has maintained his innocence and plans to enchantment his case.
He has been married to actress, mannequin and singer Bijou Phillips since 2011.
The pair reportedly met in 2005 after they had been seated subsequent to one another at a celeb poker match in Las Vegas.
“Each man on the desk was flirting with me however Danny,” Phillips informed Paper journal in 2009. “He wasn’t laughing at my jokes. I used to be like, ‘who is that this Danny Masterson and what does he assume he’s doing?’”
Masterson informed the publication, “I had solely recognized her because the little loopy woman.”
“After Vegas, and speaking to her just a few occasions, I used to be shocked by how unbelievably clever she was,” he mentioned. “She knew each e-book I had ever learn. I used to be like, this woman is superb.”
Phillips, the daughter of Mamas and the Papas musician John Phillips and actress/singer/mannequin Geneviève Waïte, has starred in a number of motion pictures together with, “Virtually Well-known” and “Bully” in addition to the TV collection “Elevating Hope.”
Masterson continuously shared on social media about his life with their daughter Fianna, who was born on Valentine’s Day 2014.
In 2017, he posted about Phillips receiving a kidney transplant within the wake of battling kidney illness.
“My woman has been slowing dying for the previous 7 years of an incurable kidney illness. She was given the reward of an encore by a tall angel,” wrote in a put up on his verified Instagram account. “Our daughter may have a mom. We don’t take evenly how extremely lucky we’re.”
That very same yr, Masterson was written off of the Netflix comedy “The Ranch” after the rape allegations towards him surfaced.
Masterson mentioned in a press release to CNN on the time that that he was “clearly very dissatisfied in Netflix’s resolution to put in writing my character off of The Ranch.”
“From day one, I’ve denied the outrageous allegations towards me. Legislation enforcement investigated these claims greater than 15 years in the past and decided them to be with out advantage,” Masterson’s assertion continued.
Phillips has stood beside her husband throughout his authorized troubles, however has not spoken out about it publicly. CNN has reached out to her representatives for remark.