Mila wrote to the decide that from the second she met Masterson, she “might sense his innate goodness and real nature” and that he proved “to be an incredible buddy, confidant, and, above all, an excellent older brother determine” to her.
Like her husband, she additionally praised the actor’s “steadfastness in selling a drug-free way of life.” She added that “his real concern for these round him and his dedication to main by instance make him an excellent function mannequin and buddy” and that “Danny’s function as a husband and father to his daughter has been nothing in need of extraordinary.”
Bijou Phillips, Masterson’s spouse and mom of their 9-year-old daughter Fianna Francis Masterson, had additionally written the decide to plead for leniency in her husband’s sentencing. “We want him greater than you possibly can think about,” she wrote. “I do know he has been convicted of great crimes. However the man I married has solely been a unprecedented husband to me and a faithful father to our daughter.”
Bijou was noticed sobbing in courtroom throughout his newest listening to. After he was sentenced, he blew her a kiss earlier than being led away.
A day after the sentencing, Ashley Hinshaw, spouse of That ’70s Present alum Topher Grace, took to her Instagram Tales to share her ideas. “To each rape sufferer that’s retraumatized by witnessing society debate and focus their consideration on what will occur to the RAPIST…I see you,” she wrote, including a coronary heart emoji.
Masterston plans to attraction his conviction. “The errors which occurred on this case are substantial and sadly, led to verdicts which aren’t supported by the proof,” his lawyer, Shawn Holley, said in a statement after his sentencing. “And although we’ve nice respect for the jury on this case and for our system of justice total, typically they get it incorrect. And that is what occurred right here.”
Masterson, Holley mentioned, “didn’t commit the crimes for which he has been convicted and we—and the appellate attorneys—the most effective and the brightest within the nation—are assured that these convictions will probably be overturned.”