Bijou Phillips ‘Shocked’ by Husband Danny Masterson’s R@pe Conviction, But Won’t Leave Him
Since 2011, Phillips, 43, has been married to Masterson, 47. Last week, a jury in Los Angeles Superior Court found the actor guilty of two counts of rape. According to the source, “She wasn’t prepared for the verdict.” She had no idea that he would be found guilty. She could hardly imagine how he was arrested immediately and remanded.” The source adds that Phillips “is terrified about the sentencing.”
Masterson was handcuffed and immediately sent to jail following his conviction. He will be remanded until his next hearing on Aug. 4, per the Los Angeles Times. He faces 30 years to life in prison. According to the Associated Press, Masterson will be held without bail until he is sentenced. He faces 30 years to life in prison.“No matter what happens though, Bijou supports him,” the source says. “She has no plans to leave him.” A representative for Phillips did not respond A representative for Masterson could not be reached.
Masterson was charged in 2020 with forcibly raping three women in separate incidents between 2001 and 2003. Since his arrest, Masterson has been out of jail on a $3.3 million bail. He pleaded not guilty to all three charges in January 2021. He was convicted on two counts, and the third count resulted in a hung jury with eight out of the jurors voting to convict the actor, according to Variety.The Los Angeles Times reported that Masterson’s family members were “fighting back tears” after his convictions were read and that Phillips also began to cry. At one point, Judge Charlaine Olmedo asked Phillips to maintain her composure.
“Can you maintain your composure?” the judge reportedly said. “I know it’s hard. But if not I need you to step outside.”