Is Ashton Kutcher still friends with his ‘That ‘70s Show’ and ‘The Ranch’ co-star Danny Masterson, even after all the controversy? Let’s find out.
‘The Ranch’ is a sibling comedy starring Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Debra Winger, Sam Elliott, and Elisha Cuthbert. The story follows Colt (played by Ashton Kutcher) as he returns home after a brief semi-pro football career. He starts running the family business with his brother Rooster, played by Danny Masterson. Both Ashton and Danny were in ‘That ’70s Show‘ together. Fans were excited to see them back on ‘The Ranch‘ but their bromance on the show ended after a bitter incident. Has their friendship ended in real-life too?
Are Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson still friends?
- ‘The Ranch’ brought Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson together
- Danny Masterson accused of rape
- Is Ashton still keeping a friendship with him after the controversy?
‘The Ranch’ reunited Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson
The show is set on fictional Iron River Ranch, near the fictitious small town of Garrison, Colorado. It tells the story of Bennetts, a dysfunctional family consisting of two brothers, Colt and Rooster, and their rancher father, and his estranged wife, a local bar owner.
Ashton and Danny also shared screen space in ‘That ‘70s Show’ that ran for eight seasons. In fact, Ashton considers Danny as his mentor and finds himself fortunate to have found him on ‘That ‘70s Show’.
He was quoted as saying to “People Magazine”,
“I don’t know where I would be as a person, because he [Danny Masterson] kept me on the ground, and he would always whenever I got a little too high on my horse, he would knock me back down. He kept me out of trouble. He taught me how to have fun without getting myself too far out, and he’s one of my best friends in the world”.
According to one of the actors Topher Grace from ‘That ‘70s Show’, the entire cast remains close till date. They group chat and keep talking about the possibility of a reunion.
Ashton once mentioned to “USA Today” that he is always looking to do some project with Danny Masterson.
Danny Masterson accused of rape
Things changed for Danny when he was charged with multiple rapes at his home in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. He allegedly raped the women, all in their 20s at the time, “by force or fear” in separate incidents between 2001 and 2003. Masterson rose to fame with ‘That ‘70s Show’, where he played the character of Steven Hyde alongside Kutcher.He co-starred again with Kutcher on Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’ but was fired from the series after the allegations of rape surfaced in 2017.
Is Ashton Kutcher still friends with his ‘That ‘70s Show’ and ‘The Ranch’ co-star Danny Masterson, even after so much controversy?
Is Ashton still keeping a friendship with him after the controversy?
Despite the controversy surrounding Danny Masterson, a wide section of media believes that Ashton and Danny share a friendship bond. It was believed that Kutcher and Masterson’s friendship had officially ended after he was fired from ‘The Ranch’. Ashton, who serves as the executive producer was part of the decision.
Ashton is not ready to believe the charges against his friend and co-star Danny. He is accused of partying together with Danny. Tony Ortega posted a picture of both Danny and Ashton partying together after the controversy.
Ortega commented through Twitter, “Accused rapist Danny Masterson hangs out with pal Ashton Kutcher at Scientology wedding”. Moreover, Ashton had admitted previously that he didn’t have to force friendship between his and Danny’s daughter. They both instantly clicked and are best friends. Danny had also confirmed this previously.
Masterson’s accuser was not impressed with Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher for maintaining a cordial relationship with the accused. She told News Week,
“As much as I applaud them for standing up for women, I am left confused and heartbroken as to why they refuse to stand up for all the women they know who have been violently raped by their friend Danny Masterson”.
She is disappointed that he is still partying with Danny, who is a controversial figure right now.