LOS ANGELES — Less than two weeks after her husband was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for rape, Danny Masterson’s wife has filed for divorce.
Bijou Phillips, a model and actor who was in the courtroom when the “That ’70s Show” star was sentenced, filed for divorce Monday in Santa Barbara Superior Court, according to court records.
She cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce and is seeking spousal support and legal fees, according to the filing.
She also requested that her legal name be restored to Bijou Phillips.
They have been married since 2011 and have a 9-year-old child together.
In a letter Phillips sent to the judge who sentenced her husband this month, she called Masterson a loving father and “a partner who saved my life.”
“We need him more than you can imagine,” Phillips wrote in the letter dated last month. “I know he was convicted of serious crimes. But the man I married has been nothing but an amazing husband to me and a devoted father to our daughter.”
Masterson, 47, was convicted in May of raping two women at his Los Angeles home two decades ago. A jury was unable to reach a verdict on charges related to a third woman.
The actor did not testify at the trial, but denied all allegations.
An attorney for Phillips, 43, did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and an attorney for Masterson declined to comment.