Christina Ricci urged her fans to 'believe victims' on Instagram Stories on Saturday.
Her posts came after a judge sentenced "The '70s Show" star Danny Masterson to prison for rape.
One of Masterson's accusers shared Ricci's Instagram Stories posts.
Christina Ricci has weighed in on the Danny Masterson sentencing.
Ricci posted to her Instagram Story on Saturday, saying that "awesome guys can be predators and abusers" too. She then urged her fans to "believe victims."
Ricci's comments came two days after a judge sentenced Masterson, a former star of "That '70s Show," to 30 years in prison for rape.
Ricci's comments also came after letters of support for Masterson — written by his costars Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis — leaked to the press. Kutcher and Kunis attempted an apology on Kutcher's own Instagram that instead sparked a backlash against the otherwise well-liked stars.
Ricci appeared to reference those letters and the subsequent apology when she wrote that "sometimes people we have loved and admired do horrible things."
"They might not do these things to us, and we only know who they were to us, but that doesn't mean they didn't do the horrible things, and to discredit the abused is a crime," Ricci wrote. "People we know as 'awesome guys' can be predators and abusers."
Ricci acknowledged that she's known "lots of 'awesome guys' who were lovely to me who have been proven to be abusers privately."
"I've also had personal experience with this," Ricci wrote. "Believe victims. It's not easy to come forward. It's not easy to get a conviction."
Chrissie Carnell Bixler, one of Masterson's accusers and his ex-girlfriend, shared Ricci's posts to her Instagram Stories afterward.
In May, a Los Angeles jury found Masterson guilty of two counts of rape during a retrial after jurors couldn't come to a unanimous decision months earlier. Masterson was accused of rape by at least three women. All of them claimed the Church of Scientology — of which Masterson is a member — tried to silence them.
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