(ReliableNews.org) – Actor Ashton Kutcher is facing criticism for writing a character letter for Danny Masterson, his colleague on “That 70s Show” who was recently convicted of rape. The letter was given to a judge for the sentencing phase during the actor’s trial. Now, one of the actor’s accusers is talking about Kutcher’s past.
In 2019, Kutcher testified in the Michael “The Hollywood Ripper” Gargiulo’s trial. The actor told the court that he went to Ashley Ellerin’s home on February 21, 2001, to pick her up for a date but she never answered. He said he’d been really late and assumed she was upset so she didn’t answer. He looked through a window and said he saw red on the floor, assuming it was wine, he left.
The next day, Kutcher said he found out Ellerin was dead in her home when he knocked on the door that evening. Gargiulo had entered her home and stabbed her 47 times, killing her. He was later convicted and sentenced to death for the murder.
After Kutcher wrote the character letter for Masterson, accuser Chrissie Carnell Bixler wrote a message on social media. She said Kutcher was “just as sick” as his friend who was found guilty of rape.
HollywoodLife published a screenshot of an Instagram story Bixler wrote to Kutcher. She claimed to know “the secrets” Masterson was keeping for him, including some that would “end” him. She said that she was on speaker phone the night Ellerin died and heard some kind of plan. Bixler didn’t explain what she was talking about.
The police cleared Kutcher of any involvement in Ellerin’s death. Authorities said he cooperated with their investigation. Gargiulo killed her and another California woman. He was also accused of murdering a teenager in Illinois.
Kutcher has apologized for the character letter he wrote on behalf of Masterson who is now serving 30 years to life in prison.
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