Actress Bijou Phillips stands with her husband Danny Masterson after he was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for forcible rape.
Phillips is said to be “distraught” but has “no plans” to leave the disgraced actor.
“She has been going through a very difficult time since her conviction,” a source told People. “She loves Danny and has no plans to file for divorce. She will be by his side through all of this.”
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During this difficult time for Phillips, 43, she was “surrounded by family and friends.”
“She is in contact with her lawyer. They are considering an appeal. She is trying to remain hopeful,” the source added.
Last week, Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison, the maximum allowed by law, and will be eligible for parole after serving more than 25 years.
Phillips “kept her sunglasses on the entire time and remained stoic” as she sat with Masterson’s mother, Carol Masterson, during sentencing in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to Entertainment Tonight.
In redacted reference letters provided to Judge Charlaine F. Olmedo, Phillips urged the court to consider Masterson’s role in their family.
“Our daughter and I are heartbroken that he is not home with us,” she wrote.
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When Masterson was convicted of rape earlier this year, Phillips cried while the verdict was read, prompting the judge to reprimand Bijou for her emotional outburst.
“Danny and I have been together for 19 years. We married in 2011 and our beautiful daughter was born in 2014. She has been the bright spot during many years of crisis and uncertainty,” Phillips wrote.
“I can say that Danny was literally a lifesaving partner for me.”
The fellow Scientologist noted that their daughter, Fianna, was “our miracle child” and recalled how Masterson “read her books, took her for walks and took ballet lessons.” I never heard him complain. The two were inseparable.”
Masterson’s legal team noted after the sentencing that the 47-year-old planned to appeal the court’s decision due to “substantial” errors discovered during the trial.
“Over the past several months, a team of the nation’s top appellate lawyers has reviewed the trial transcripts. They have identified a number of important evidentiary and constitutional issues that they will address in briefs to state and federal courts. ” Masterson’s attorney, Shawn Holley, said in a statement provided to Fox News Digital.
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“The errors made in this case are significant and unfortunately led to verdicts that were not supported by the evidence. And while we have great respect for the jury in this case and for our justice system as a whole, Sometimes they get it wrong, and that’s what happened here.
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“Mr. Masterson did not commit the crimes for which he was convicted and we, along with the best and brightest appellate attorneys in the country, are confident that these convictions will be overturned.”
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Masterson initially faced up to 45 years in prison if convicted of three counts of rape by force or fear for alleged sexual assaults that occurred between 2001 and 2003 at his Hollywood Hills home. He was convicted of two counts of forcible rape in May, and a jury was hung on a third count during the trial after the seven men and five women deliberated for eight days.
He was arrested in June 2020 and had been released on $3.3 million bail. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and has maintained his innocence.
Lauryn Overhultz and Tracy Wright of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.