The fallout from Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ letters of support for convicted rapist Danny Masterson continues.
Kutcher has officially resigned from Thorn, an anti-human trafficking organization that works to combat the sexual exploitation of children. The actor co-founded the organization with his ex-wife and actress Demi Moore. Kutcher served as Thorn’s board chairman while his wife, Kunis, was an observer on the organization’s board. She too will resign, Time reported.
In a statement posted on Thorn’s website On September 14, Kutcher said: “After my wife and I spent days of listening, personal reflection, learning and conversations with survivors as well as the staff and leadership of Thorn, I have decided that it is the responsible task for me “I am to resign as Chairman of the Board, effective immediately.” He continued, “I cannot allow my lapse in judgment to distract from our efforts and the children we serve.”
Kutcher said he has worked for 15 years to amplify the voices of sexual assault victims “The character statement I submitted is another painful example of the questioning of victims who are brave enough to share their experiences. That’s exactly what we’ve all been undoing over the last decade.”
“I would like to sincerely apologize to all victims of sexual violence and to everyone at Thorn that I hurt by what I did. And I’m deeply sorry to the broader advocacy group,” Kutcher said.
The backlash against Kutcher and Kunis began after the couple’s letters of support for Masterson were made public during the convicted rapist’s sentencing.Chrissie Bixlerone of three of Masterson’s ex-girlfriends who accused him of rape criticized Kunis and Kutcher on Instagram for their letters of support, saying Kutcher was “just as sick as his mentor.”