Danny Masterson's wife files for divorce after actor receives rape sentence
Los Angeles, United States - Bijou Phillips has filed for divorce from Danny Masterson less than two weeks after the former That '70s Show star was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison for raping two women.
The model and singer cited "irreconcilable differences" in her petition in a California court, celebrity news website TMZ reported.
The 47-year-old actor, who has one child with Phillips, will not be able to seek parole until he is 77 years old.
Phillips is seeking full custody of their 9-year-old daughter with visitation rights for Masterson, TMZ reported.
Her lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment by AFP.
The jury in the retrial deadlocked on another rape charge against a third woman. That charge was dismissed.
Danny Masterson was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison for rape
Masterson rose to fame with the 1998 launch of retro sitcom That '70s Show, where he played the character of Steven Hyde alongside fellow stars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.
He co-starred again with Kutcher on Netflix's The Ranch but was fired in 2017 and written off the show after Los Angeles police confirmed they were investigating multiple rape allegations against the actor.
The three women at the heart of the charges against Masterson were members of the Church of Scientology at the time. Two of them said church officials had discouraged them from contacting law enforcement.
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