Bijou Philips filed for divorce from her convicted husband Danny Masterson!
- Bijou Phillips and Danny Masterson have called it quits on their marriage after 12 years of togetherness.
- The two shared a 9-year-old daughter Fianna together.
- Danny is presently behind the bar in charge of raping three women more than two decades ago.
Bijou Phillips and Danny Masterson are divorcing
Danny Masterson and Bijou Philips are no longer a married couple! Bijou has filed for divorce from her convicted husband, who was recently sentenced to 30 years to life in prison on two rape counts.
On Monday, September 18, she filed a petition for divorce, located in Santa Barbara court, asking a full legal and physical custody of the child with Masterson given visitation rights.
Phillips’ attorney, Peter Lauzon released a statement on Tuesday, September 19, confirming Danny and Bihou Philips have parted away after 12 years of marriage.
“Ms. Phillips has decided to file for divorce from her husband during this unfortunate time. Her priority remains with her daughter, this period has been unimaginably hard on the marriage and the family.”
“Mr. Masterson was always present for Ms. Phillips during her most difficult times of her life. Ms. Phillips acknowledges that Mr. Masterson is a wonderful father to their daughter.”
The former couple shared a 9-year-old daughter Fianna together.
The 43-year-old actress has cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their divorce.
Besides, the filing also indicates that Phillips has asked Masterson to pay her attorney’s fees and for the court to consider dividing their assets separately as they haven’t signed a prenuptial agreement before.
Danny Masterson is currently behind bars
Danny was found guilty earlier this month of two of three counts charging him with raping three women more than two decades ago.
Bijou was also present in the courtroom during his estranged husband’s sentencing and sentenced to up to 30 years in prison. The “That ’70s Show” star, 47, was first accused of sexual misconduct in 2017 during the height of the #MeToo movement.
However, he denied the accusation at that time revealing each of the encounters was consensual.
He was then charged with raping three women including his former girlfriend in June 2020. At that time, he was released on a $3.3 million bail and a year later pleaded not guilty to all three charges.