Bijou Phillips, 43, requested spousal help from Danny Masterson, 47, when she filed for divorce from the disgraced actor on Sept. 18, in keeping with the courtroom docs obtained by PEOPLE. Within the submitting, Bijou — who was married to the That ’70s Present star for 12 years — reportedly requested to “terminate the courtroom’s skill to grant help” to Danny, was was sentenced to 30 years in jail on two counts of rape on Sept. 7. Bijou additionally desires full authorized and bodily custody of the previous couple’s 9-year-old daughter, Fianna Francis, whereas Danny can have visitation rights, in keeping with her divorce submitting.
As well as, Bijou reportedly requested that Danny pay her legal professional charges and that their belongings get divided up by the courtroom as separate property, per PEOPLE. Bijou’s divorce submitting seemingly confirms that the exes didn’t have a prenup in place when their marriage ended. Bijou didn’t reveal her and Danny’s official separation date within the courtroom docs that had been filed Sept. 18, PEOPLE famous.
Bijou formally filed for divorce nearly two weeks after Danny was sentenced to jail. “Ms. Phillips has determined to file for divorce from her husband throughout this unlucky time,” her lawyer, Peter A. Lauzon, mentioned in an announcement to TMZ on Sept. 19. “Her precedence stays together with her daughter. This era has been unimaginably laborious on the wedding and the household. Mr. Masterson was all the time current for Ms. Phillips throughout her most troublesome occasions of her life. Ms. Phillips acknowledges that Mr. Masterson is an excellent father to their daughter.”
Danny and Bijou, who’re each Scientologists, confirmed a united entrance all through Danny’s authorized troubles that started again in 2017. Bijou stood by the actor when he went to trial on a number of rape prices and when he was discovered responsible of two of the costs in Might 2023. Nevertheless, she determined to name it quits on their marriage after Danny was sentenced to fifteen years to life on every of the 2 counts of rape prices on Sept. 7 in Los Angeles. Bijou didn’t publicly converse on her longtime partner’s sentencing.
The soon-to-be ex-husband and ex-wife had been married in 2011 and later welcomed their solely youngster in Feb. 2014. Precisely 4 days earlier than Bijou’s submitting, sources near the matter advised PEOPLE that Bijou allegedly had “no plans” to finish her marriage to Danny. “She has had a really troublesome time for the reason that conviction,” the insider advised the publication on Sept. 14. “She loves Danny and has no plans to file for divorce. She shall be by his aspect for all of it.”