Danny Masterson's wife Bijou Phillips files for divorce, less than 2 weeks after the actor was sentenced to 30 years for rape

Actor Danny Masterson arrives at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 with wife Bijou Phillips for his retrial for allegedly raping three women between 2001 and 2003.Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
  • Bijou Phillips filed for divorce from actor Danny Masterson on Monday, records obtained by Insider show.

  • The filing comes less than two weeks after Masterson was sentenced to 30 years in prison for rape.

  • In May, a Los Angeles jury found Masterson guilty of raping two women between 2001 and 2003.

Bijou Phillips filed for divorce from "That 70's Show," actor Danny Masterson, less than two weeks after Masterson was convicted of rape in Los Angeles.

Phillips filed the petition in Santa Barbara on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences, according to court documents obtained by Insider. On September 7, Masterson was sentenced to 30 years in prison after a Los Angeles jury found him guilty of two counts of rape in a re-trial.

Phillips' attorney did not immediately return Insider's request for comment.

The couple married in 2011, according to the court documents, and share a 9-year-old daughter together.

Masterson's sentencing came after he was found guilty of raping two women in May, in a re-trial brought by Los Angeles prosecutors after an initial mistrial in 2022.

Masterson was accused by at least three women who were former Scientologists of rape between 2001 and 2003.

At both trials, other survivors with sexual assault allegations against Masterson testified, and the three charging witnesses claimed that Masterson — a prominent Scientologist at the time — used the Church of Scientology to silence them.

The three women at the center of the trial filed sexual assault allegations with the Los Angeles Police Department in 2017, which kicked off the criminal investigation.

Throughout the trials, Phillips stood by Masterson's side and showed up in support on a daily basis, sitting in a section of the courtroom reserved for friends and family of Masterson, who joined the actor in the hallway during recesses.

According to legal reporter Meghan Cuniff, on the day of the sentencing, Phillips appeared to weep before Masterson was handed his prison sentence.

As he was handcuffed and escorted out of the room, Masterson blew a kiss to Phillips, per Cunniff.

September 19, 2023: This story has been updated to reflect details included in the petition for divorce.

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