Bijou Phillips is fearful that Danny Masterson, her husband of nearly 12 years and father of her child, will be k**led in prison because of his rape convictions.
A source told the Daily Mail on Friday that the ‘Raising Hope’ actress, 43, was “very worried” someone was hurting the “That ’70s Show” alum in prison, noting that ” the stress that brings it is on its own level”. stress she’s never felt before.
“It’s been a nightmare but she will be by his side moving forward and will continue to be there for their daughter,” the source added.
The source claimed that while Phillips has “scary and morbid” thoughts about what could happen to her husband, she “doesn’t believe Danny will hurt himself in jail.”
Less than 24 hours after Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison on Thursday, he was reportedly placed under 24-hour surveillance while behind bars to ensure he remains ‘safe’ and that he does not suffer from any mental distress.
The former model also reportedly “couldn’t accept” that her longtime spouse committed the crimes for which he was convicted.
In May, Masterson was found guilty of raping two women on separate occasions in 2003.
“Danny is adamant he did nothing wrong and Bijou believes him,” the insider added.
Phillips’ feelings about her husband’s case were visible on her face Thursday after leaving the courtroom. She was pictured looking dejected and appeared flushed and puffy behind her sungla*ses.
The actress, whose parents were John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas and model Genevieve Waite, is said to be holding only slightly positive sentiment due to hopes of an appeal that Masterson’s lawyers say they want to file.
“She’s clinging to the fact that she’s totally convinced he never did what he’s been accused of, she can’t accept that’s true,” a source told the Daily Mail, “and she turns to the appeals process to get justice to be served.”
Bijou, who married Masterson in 2011 and shares 9-year-old daughter Fianna Francis with him, has remained supportive throughout her legal trials and tribulations.
The former New York socialite was often pictured walking next to ‘The Ranch’ alum and holding his hand as they entered the courthouse together.
Bijou also wrote a letter to the judge before her husband’s sentencing defending his character, calling him an “extraordinary father” and “devoted” to their daughter.
“I never heard him complain. The two were inseparable,” she claimed.
Bijou also called Masterson a “life-saving partner” in his letter and praised him for his drug addiction and for allegedly protecting “the young actors he worked with from such temptations.”
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She concluded in her heartfelt note, “We need him more than you can imagine. I know he was convicted of serious crimes. But the man I married was just an amazing husband to me and a devoted father to our daughter.
Besides Bijou, several of Masterson’s “That ’70s Show” co-stars, including Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, also wrote personal letters to the judge in an effort to help him reduce his sentence.
“Danny has had nothing but a positive influence on me. He is an extraordinarily honest and intentional human being,” Kutcher, 45, exclaimed in his note, also calling his friend a “role model.”
Meanwhile, Kunis, 40, for his part claimed that Masterson had been an “incredible friend”, a “confidant” and an “outstanding older brother figure”.
Their remarks and those of fellow actors Debra Jo Rupp, Kurtwood Smith, Giovanni Ribisi and Billy Baldwin were widely criticized online given that Masterson had already been convicted of drugging and raping his s****l a*sault victims before writing. letters.