Danny Masterson needs estranged spouse Bijou Phillips to have full custody of their daughter Fianna Francis, 9, following his 30-year jail sentence for rape, in line with TMZ. The outlet not too long ago obtained authorized paperwork that reveal Danny, 47, agreed to present Bijou, 43, authorized and bodily custody of their daughter, whereas he’s asking for visitation which must be granted by jail officers. The previous That ’70s Present actor is presently serving 30 years in jail in California after being discovered responsible on two counts of rape.
In his court docket submitting, Danny reportedly listed his and Bijou’s day of separation as September 15. That was one week after Danny was sentenced to jail and three days earlier than Bijou formally filed for divorce from the actor. The previous couple was married for nearly 12 years and welcomed their daughter in February 2014. Bijou stood by Danny’s aspect all through his rape trial and till after he obtained his sentencing on September 7.
“Ms. Phillips has determined to file for divorce from her husband throughout this unlucky time. Her precedence stays along with her daughter,” an announcement learn from Bijou’s lawyer, Peter A. Lauzon, on September 19. “This era has been unimaginably exhausting on the wedding and the household. Mr. Masterson was all the time current for Ms. Phillips throughout her most troublesome instances of her life. Ms. Phillips acknowledges that Mr. Masterson is a superb father to their daughter.”
As a part of the divorce, Bijou requested full authorized and bodily custody of Fianna. The mannequin additionally reportedly requested for The Ranch actor to pay her lawyer charges and requested that their property be cut up. Moreover, Bijou requested that her authorized final title be restored to Phillips within the paperwork. Although she filed for divorce from Danny, Bijou was nonetheless sporting her marriage ceremony ring when she was seen at actual property workplace in Los Angeles on September 19.
Earlier than Danny was sentenced at first of September, Bijou had written a letter to the choose in help of him, and she or he praised him as a father and husband. “I can say that Danny has actually been a life-saving companion to me,” she wrote in her letter, per The Underground Bunker. “We want him greater than you possibly can think about.” Shortly after Danny’s sentencing, a supply instructed People that Bijou didn’t plan on divorcing him, however that clearly modified.