The autumn-out continues over Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ protection of Danny Masterson, together with outrage the couple sparked with a video they posted by which they tried to apologize for writing glowing character letters forward of their pal’s sentencing final week to 30 years to life after being convicted of two of three counts of rape.
The decision of the web is that Kutcher and Kunis failed to point out real regret of their allegedly “lawyered” apology video, or genuine concern about “re-traumatizing” Masterson’s victims by calling him their “function mannequin” and by showing to attenuate one key facet of the ladies’s testimony — that their pal drugged them earlier than attacking them.
It was “extremely insulting and hurtful,” one in all Masterson’s victims stated to a journalist. One other accuser, Chrissie Carnell Bixler, went additional, happening the offensive and telling Kutcher on Instagram Story: “You’re simply as sick as your ‘mentor.’”
Much more, Bixler, who dated Masterson from 1995 to 2002, appeared to remind Kutcher of a very painful time in his life — when he was the witness within the 2001 homicide of Ashley Ellerin, a 22-year-old mannequin and style pupil from Los Altos. Bixler urged he knew greater than he informed police.
“Pricey Ashton, I do know the secrets and techniques your ‘function mannequin’ retains for you,” Bixler wrote, indirectly citing the homicide case. “Ones that may finish you. Did you overlook I used to be there? You had been on speaker cellphone that evening you known as Danny on February 21, 2001. I heard all the pieces. I heard the plan.”
Bixler is little question referring to the Feb. 21, 2001 killing of Ellerin, who was discovered lifeless the subsequent day in her Hollywood condo with 47 stab wounds.
#HollywoodRipper – Professionals opening: In 2001 Gargiulo met Ashley Ellerin. Actor #AshtonKutcher went to Ellerin’s house to select her up for a date in February 2001. She did not reply the door. Her roommate discovered her the subsequent day, stabbed to dying. Ellerin was stabbed 47 instances. pic.twitter.com/ABX0hGzTs0
— Cathy Russon (@cathyrusson) May 2, 2019
Kutcher, then a younger actor starring with Masterson and Kunis in “That ’70s Present,” was alleged to take Ellerin on their first date to a post-Grammy Awards celebration. Kutcher informed police, and he testified in courtroom, that he assumed Ellerin had “bailed” on their date when she didn’t reply the door at her condo that evening at about 10:30 or 10:45 p.m. He stated he left. Ellerin’s physique was discovered the subsequent day by a roommate.
Years later, Ellerin’s dying was linked to air conditioner repairman Michael T. Gargiulo. Gargiulo was accused of being a serial killer nicknamed “The Hollywood Ripper,” who was suspected of killing two different girls in 1993 and 2005 and of making an attempt to kill a Santa Monica lady in 2008. Gargiulo, who at one level lived close to Ellerin’s rented bungalow north of Hollywood Boulevard, was tried in 2019, convicted of two counts of homicide and sentenced to dying. He is also a suspect within the 1993 killing of a lady in his Illinois hometown and is presently incarcerated in San Quentin State Jail.
Bixler hasn’t supplied additional commentary on what Kutcher’s “plan” was with Masterson, which she stated stemmed from the lads’s cellphone dialog on the evening of February 21, 2001. Her assertion means that Kutcher was having some sort of disaster that evening and wanted to seek the advice of together with his pal.
Kutcher informed police that he didn’t study that Ellerin was lifeless till the subsequent day. That’s when he reached out to police, he stated. He additionally defined he was fearful as a result of he had put his fingers on her doorknob whereas attempting to open the entrance door.
“My fingerprints are on this door and I used to be freaking out,” Kutcher stated throughout his 40-minute testimony in a Los Angeles courtroom in Could 2019, Folks reported. “I informed (an officer), ‘Let me let you know what occurred.’ ”
Kutcher additionally testified that he left Ellerin’s condo after peering by a entrance window and seeing what he believed had been crimson wine stains on the ground. Prosecutors stated the stains in all probability had been from blood and imagine that Ellerin was killed earlier that night, Folks reported. Ellerin spoke to Kutcher at 8:24 p.m. that evening to substantiate their plans, and prosecutors imagine she was killed shortly after her name with the star.
It stays to be seen if Bixler will comply with up on her claims about what she heard throughout Masterson’s cellphone name with Kutcher. However she’s letting individuals know that she’s nonetheless indignant about Kutcher and Kunis’ stance on Masterson.
On Instagram tales, Bixler threw up outdated footage of Kutcher and Kunis being interviewed on “The Rosie O’Donnell Present,” throughout which Kunis recalled Kutcher making a “aspect guess” with Masterson about French-kissing her throughout a romantic scene on “That ’70s Present.” Kunis was 14 on the time.
Bixler and others have cited further methods by which Kutcher confirmed questionable conduct previously, particularly pointing to a 2003 video of the actor talking on his MTV present “Punk’d” about actress Hilary Duff. Within the video, Kutcher says Duff, who was a minor on the time, is “one of many women that we’re all ready for to show 18. Together with the Olsen twins.”
In a Instagram Story submit on Sunday. Bixler stated, “You higher imagine that anger has a job in therapeutic.”