Bijou Phillips is Danny Masterson’s wife and she has filed a divorce petition against the disgraced actor.
In court documents, Phillips requests that she be awarded spousal support and also asks for the court to terminate any support to Masterson.
According to the filing, the assets of the couple who have been married for over a year will be divided. No mention is made of a prenuptial contract. Phillips also wants Masterson to pay for her legal fees, and she has sole custody of Fianna with visitation rights.
In a statement shared with People magazine by her lawyer, “Ms. Phillips decided to divorce her husband at this unfortunate time.” “Her priority is her daughter.”
The lawyer added, “This period has been unimaginably hard on the marriage and the family. Mr. Masterson was always present for Ms. Phillips during the most difficult times of her life. Ms. Phillips acknowledges that Mr. Masterson is a wonderful father to their daughter.”
Masterson received a sentence of 30 years up to life imprisonment on Sept. 7, after being found guilty of two of the three charges of rape in May by a Los Angeles juror, following a mistrial in a previous trial.
Phillips’ divorce filing on September 18 was a shock since she had remained faithful throughout Masterson’s trial. She was often pictured leaving the courtroom with her husband. In her character statement, she called Masterson “a life-saving partner”.
She cited irreconcilable disagreements in the divorce petition, and a date definitive of separation was yet to be determined.
According to previous reports, Phillips, 43 years old, did not intend to leave Masterson, 47, as previously reported.
A source told People that “she has been going through a difficult time ever since he was convicted”. “She loves Danny, and she has no intention of filing for divorce.” “She will always be there for him.”
Masterson’s net worth is estimated at $8 million. He is most famous for his role in the sitcom “That ’70s Show” in which he starred alongside Ashton Kutcher, and Mila Kunis, and both wrote character statements for him.
The couple received a lot of criticism for their support and apologized.
Masterson and Phillips’ lawyers did not respond immediately to our request for comment.