Danny Masterson’s spouse Bijou Phillips recordsdata for divorce after 30-year sentence


That ’70s Present star Danny Masterson’s spouse Bijou Phillips has filed for divorce simply days after the actor was sentenced to 30 years to life on two costs of rape.

TMZ reported that the star’s 43-year-old spouse has formally filed at a California court docket on Monday, together with her lawyer, Peter A. Lauzon, sharing a press release with the outlet.

“Ms. Phillips has determined to file for divorce from her husband throughout this unlucky time. Her precedence stays together with her daughter,” he acknowledged.

Bijou and Danny share a nine year old daughter Fianna together© Getty Pictures
The couple are getting divorced after almost 12 years of marriage

He added: “This era has been unimaginably exhausting on the wedding and the household. Mr. Masterson was at all times current for Ms. Phillips throughout her most tough occasions of her life. Ms. Phillips acknowledges that Mr. Masterson is a superb father to their daughter.”

Bijou and Danny, 47, started courting in 2004 after assembly at a poker match in Las Vegas. They received married in October 2011 and welcomed their daughter Fianna in February 2014. Each are additionally a part of the controversial Church of Scientology.

Within the lead as much as the September 7 listening to for the disgraced actor, his spouse remained steadfast in her help for him, showing beside him in court docket and seen bursting into tears when the three-decade sentence was delivered.

Actor Danny Masterson stands with his lawyer Thomas Meserea© Getty Pictures
The actor was sentenced to 30 years to life on September 7

Previous to the sentence, Bijou (like his mates Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and extra) penned a heartfelt letter to Decide Charlaine Olmedo, offering a testomony to his character. She opened her letter stating: “I’m writing to you to ask that you simply contemplate this data when sentencing my husband, Danny Masterson.”

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She wrote about his unwavering dedication as a husband and father. “I relied on Danny to care for me and our daughter,” she penned.  Reflecting on their shared moments, she continued: “He was dedicated to our daughter, studying her books, taking her on walks, and to ballet classes. They have been inseparable.”

Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips attend the 2016 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic © Getty Pictures
“Ms. Phillips has determined to file for divorce from her husband throughout this unlucky time. Her precedence stays together with her daughter,” her lawyer acknowledged.

Bijou emphasised his advocacy in opposition to drug use as nicely, citing her personal struggles with substance abuse: “Danny has at all times been in opposition to medicine and helped so many mates and colleagues get sober. My husband, who by no means smoked a joint in his life, has robust emotions about medicine which have by no means wavered.”

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She concluded by specializing in their daughter, writing: “Greater than something, she loves her father. When he calls us every day, she ends with ‘I like you an excessive amount of Daddy.’ We want him greater than you’ll be able to think about.”

Siblings Alanna Masterson, Christopher Masterson, Jordy Masterson and Danny Masterson arrive at the premiere of Universal Studios "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" at Arclight Hollywood on August 11, 2005 in Hollywood, California© Getty Pictures
Danny was supported as nicely by his three well-known siblings

The actress, mannequin, and singer is the daughter of The Mamas and the Papas musician John Phillips and South African mannequin and artist Geneviève Waïte. 

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She has courted controversy up to now as nicely for defending each her husband and her father in opposition to allegations of sexual abuse, offering contrasting accounts of her tackle her father John’s alleged incestuous relationship together with her half-sister Mackenzie. Mackenzie documented the connection in her 2011 memoir Excessive on Arrival.

Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips attend the Council Of Fashion Designers Of America Celebrate The Launch Of The 4th Annual Design Series For Vogue Eyewearon party on January 14, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California© Getty Pictures
The couple share one daughter, Fianna


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