TV host and music manager Sharon Osbourne recently reflected upon the worst celebrity she has ever met. Coincidentally, she named actor Ashton Kutcher amid reports that he sent a letter to the Los Angeles judge who sentenced his longtime friend and “That 70s Show” costar Danny Masterson to 30 years to life in prison. The sentencing was delivered on three counts of rape and sexual assault.
Osbourne referred to Kutcher as a “rude, rude boy,” and a “dastardly little thing.”The quotes were pulled from an appearance on E News, in which Osbourne and her daughter Kelly Osbourne played a game of “Stir The Pot” alongside the hosts, answering a series of humorous and brutally honest questions.
Given that the segment aired just one day before leaks revealed that Kutcher and his wife and fellow actress Mila Kunis wrote the letters defending Masterson, fans of Osbourne and critics of the famous couple alike are praising her comments for their timing.
The timing of it all. I mean after he showed support for a r*pist, I’m afraid he deserves all the lashings
— steven ❀ (@arianaunext) September 8, 2023
The clip is showing a different perception of the popular actor, who most recently appeared opposite Reese Witherspoon in “Your Place Or Mine.” The actor has long operated Thorn, an organization that works to end child sex trafficking. Now, amid the leaked letter in defense of Masterson, many feel that his organization was a farce all along.
Those letters were written AFTER they heard testimony from the victims. They heard all they evil details and still want mercy for him. Let all them burn
— Rowan (@Rowanyourboat98) September 8, 2023
Elsewhere, some felt that Osbourne was not in the place to comment on Kutcher’s character. The host has a history of making controversial statements, notably about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
— Redd (@ReddCinema) September 8, 2023
The Masterson Letters
Ashton Kutcher has become known for his advocacy organization, Thorn, which he began working with in 2009. The organization works to save children from child sex trafficking. Amid Kutcher’s letter defending his friend and costar Masterson, who is now a convicted rapist, some internet sleuths are doing deep dives into Thorn and claiming to find intriguing information about what it actually accomplishes.
knowing that ashton kutcher co-founded thorn which helps defend/save children from sexual a*buse makes this 10x nastier https://t.co/WwBK8VHG2F
— ceili🗡️ (@stomperbots) September 8, 2023
Kutcher co-founded @thorn in 2012 & is the current chair of the board. Thorn is an organization that “builds technology to defend children from sexual abuse.” He’s also testified in front of the U.S Senate as an anti-sex trafficking advocate. This is https://t.co/fLazTsde1b
— Stefania Lugli (@steflugli) September 8, 2023
— grace✨ (@gracerenee1225) September 8, 2023
In the letters, Kutcher wrote “I do not believe he is an ongoing harm to society and having his daughter raised without a present father would [be] a tertiary injustice in and of itself.” Meanwhile, Kunis refers to Masterson’s “exceptional character.” The couple have previously advocated for assault survivors at the height of the Time’s Up movement, which sought justice for sexual assault victims amid the downfall of filmmaker Harvey Weinstein.
The letters were first leaked by journalist Meghann Cuniff. The report additionally alleged that at least 30 other individuals sent letters to the judge on Masterson’s case. The actor was a known Scientologist, and it is widely speculated that several of the other letters came from the church.
mila kunis, wilmer valderrama, ashton kutcher, laura prepon, and danny masterson acting during a scientology-hosted fundraiser at the church of scientology's celebrity centre pic.twitter.com/yu7lk7aWGZ
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) September 8, 2023
Neither Kutcher nor Kunis have offered explanations for their letters at this time. Kutcher has not spoken about his allegedly negative interaction with Osbourne as mentioned on E News either.