Danny Masterson’s wife Bijou Phillips has filed for divorce, less than two weeks after he was sentenced to 30 years in jail for rape.
Masterson, 47, was put behind bars last week – three months after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting two women in 2003. His wife Bijou, 43, was by his side through the trial.
The pair started dating in 2004 after meeting at a poker tournament in Las Vegas, and they got engaged in 2009 before saying ‘I do’ at a wedding ceremony inside a castle in Ireland in 2011.
Masterson had two trials. His first, six months earlier, resulted in a mistrial after a different jury were hopelessly deadlocked on all three rape charges.
He was freed on a $3.3million bail throughout both, but that freedom ended with his double conviction on May 31.
The actor has been locked up in the notorious Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles since then.
Bijou, who had faithfully stood by her husband of 12 years throughout his two sexual assault trials, was consoled by brother-in-law Jordan Masterson following the sentencing last week.
Her lawyer Peter A. Lauzon said the case has been ‘unimaginably hard on the marriage and the family’.
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