The reason given by Bijou Phillips in her petition for divorce from Danny Masterson is “irreconcilable differences.” In 2011, after they had already tied the wedding, the couple welcomed their first kid together as a married couple. The announcement of this news comes almost two weeks after Masterson was found guilty of two charges of forcible rape and sentenced to a prison term ranging from 30 years to life for each of the incidents. Masterson initially faced the possibility of serving a maximum term of 45 years in prison after being charged with three counts of rape by means of force or intimidation that occurred between the years 2001 and 2003. In November, the courtroom proceedings resulted in a mistrial; nonetheless, the defendant was eventually found guilty in May.
Judge Charlaine F. Olmedo received a letter of support for Masterson that was written by Phillips and presented by Phillips. In the letter, she highlighted the significance of Masterson’s role in their family and added, “Our daughter and I are heartbroken that he is not home with us.” She also underscored the value of Masterson’s position in their family. The jury came to the conclusion that Masterson was not responsible for the crimes he was accused of.
Phillips had first been quoted as saying that despite Masterson’s conviction, she had no plans to leave the relationship with him, according to the reports. She has been Masterson’s supporter for a very long time, and the two of them have been together for the last 19 years. They married the knot in 2011 and had a daughter in 2014. She has been Masterson’s cheerleader for a very long time. There is no question in Masterson’s mind that he will appeal the decision that was reached by the court.
After Masterson went through a period of legal turbulence, which included his criminal trial for the act of rape and his conviction for the crime, the petition for divorce was finally submitted. Throughout the course of the court proceedings, Masterson had been in need of emotional support, and Phillips was there to offer it for him whenever he needed it.