Danny Masterson’s wife files for divorce after his 30 year prison sentence for rape

Bijou Phillips, the wife of Danny Masterson, has filed for divorce, less than a month after the actor was sentenced to '30 years to life' in prison for two counts of rape.

According to Us Weekly, the 43 year old actress, who shares a nine year old daughter named Fianna with Former That '70s Show star Danny, filed for divorce on Monday, 18 September.

In a statement made to TMZ on Tuesday, 19 September, Phillips’ attorney Lauzon Paluch said: “Ms. Phillips has decided to file for divorce from her husband during this unfortunate time. Her priority remains with her daughter.

“This period has been unimaginably hard on the marriage and the family. Mr. Masterson was always present for Ms. Phillips during her most difficult times of her life. Ms. Phillips acknowledges that Mr. Masterson is a wonderful father to their daughter.”

Masterson has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison following his conviction for two counts of forcible rape.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine F. Olmedo handed down the sentence on Thursday, 7 September.

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