EXCLUSIVE: Bijou Phillips turns to holistic therapies to cope with rapist husband Danny Masterson’s 30-year sentence
Devastated Bijou Phillips is using crystal healing and chakras to help her come to terms with husband Danny Masterson being handed a tough prison sentence for raping two women, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The That ’70s Show star, 47, was sentenced last week to 30 years to life in prison and is currently languishing in the Men’s Central Jail in LA County, awaiting transfer to a state prison.
Phillips, 43, has supported Masterson during his rape trial and broke down in tears when he heard his sentence before leaving the courtroom through a back door.
The mother-of-one, who lives on a small farm in Santa Ynez, California, has now turned to holistic therapies to help her cope with the prospect of life without her husband and the stress of the appeals process, friends told DailyMail .com.
DailyMail.com can reveal Bijou Phillips has turned to crystal healing and chakras to come to terms with Danny Masterson’s conviction
Photos unearthed by DailyMail.com show Bijou reading a book titled The Complete Guide to Crystal Chakra Healing in September 2021
The photos, taken shortly after the actor’s arrest, show Bijou reading the book near her home in Santa Ynez.
Phillips, like Masterson, is a committed Scientologist, but the controversial church seems to have no problem with believers using crystals
Phillips, the daughter of Mamas and Papas singer John Phillips, has used crystals before – photos recently unearthed by DailyMail.com show her holding a book titled The Complete Guide to Crystal Chakra Healing in September 2021.
The photos, taken shortly after the actor’s arrest, show her close to her home with the tome under her arm.
According to the blurb, the book, written by Phillip Permutt, offers “energetic medicine for the mind, body and spirit.”
The pitch continues: ‘Crystals are natural energy boosters, which protect us by detoxifying our physical, emotional and spiritual systems from stress, promoting wellbeing and serenity.
According to the blurb, the book, written by Phillip Permutt, offers “energetic medicine for mind, body and spirit.”
‘This book explains exactly how to use a crystal pendulum to diagnose the health of a chakra and how to use a wealth of healing techniques to gently rebalance the energy.
‘With everything you need to know about crystals, plus charts, photos and step-by-step illustrations, exercises and case studies, The Complete Guide to Crystal Chakra Healing will guide you to better health and ultimately to a calmer, happier life. life,” it claims.
Phillips, like Masterson, is a committed Scientologist and the controversial church appears to have no problem with believers using crystals.
Indeed, Scientologists believe they possess “repressed” powers that can be unleashed if they live their lives according to a set of pseudoscientific practices called Dianetics, invented by founder L. Ron Hubbard.
But the dark side of Scientology was on full display throughout Masterson’s trial, with both victims saying they could no longer speak out after he raped them for fear of reprisals.
The church, which is notoriously litigious, is currently under investigation by federal authorities for alleged attempts to infiltrate the government and is in question because of the ongoing mystery over the whereabouts of Shelly, the wife of leader David Miscavige, who disappeared in 2007.
Actress Leah Remini, a former Scientologist who left in 2013, is suing the church and Miscavige over what she describes as years of harassment. She was in court to hear Masterson’s verdict, while Phillips heard it, surrounded by other Scientologists.
Bijou is coming to terms with the prospect of raising her child alone after her husband, 47, was convicted of two counts of rape in an LA court in May
Masterson blows his wife a kiss in court as he was sentenced to 30 years behind bars, seen in a court sketch
Last week, friends told DailyMail.com that Phillips ‘cannot accept’ that her husband is a convicted rapist, while his lawyer Shawn Holley says he plans to appeal.
A source close to Phillips told DailyMail.com: ‘Bijou’s only positive view on things comes from her confidence in Danny and the appeals process.
‘She continues to insist that she has complete confidence that he never did what he was charged with, she cannot accept that this is true. And she looks forward to the appeals process to see justice done.
‘Danny is convinced that he has done nothing wrong and Bijou believes him. Her other thoughts are a little more frightening and morbid: she doesn’t believe that Danny will hurt himself in prison, but she is very afraid that someone will harm or even kill him, and the stress that puts her on is on his own level of stress. that she has never felt before.
“It’s a nightmare, but she will be by his side and stay present for their daughter.”
Masterson – now inmate number 6614941 – had two trials for the rapes, with the first ending in a mistrial after another jury was hopelessly deadlocked on all three rape charges.
“He was released on $3.3 million bail in both cases, but that freedom ended with his double conviction on May 31.
Last week, Masterson’s victims tearfully told the court how he had destroyed their lives.
“You are pathetic, crazy and extremely violent and the world is a safer place with you in prison,” said Jane Doe #2, looking directly at the actor, who was dressed in a gray suit and a gray shirt with an open neck.
“You are a complete coward and a heartless monster,” Jane Doe #1 added. “I think life in prison is an appropriate sentence.”
His accusers – whom DailyMail.com identifies only as Jane Does – are former Scientologists and have also taken the actor and the Church of Scientology to civil court, claiming they have been harassed and intimidated since reporting him to police.
A status hearing on that civil case is scheduled for September 26.
Masterson and Phillips enjoyed a life of luxury in Los Angeles before he was prosecuted for the rapes 20 years later. In the photo: the couple’s country house
Bijou met Danny Masterton at a poker tournament in Las Vegas in 2004, almost twenty years ago
Letters released by the court after the sentencing showed that Phillips, along with Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, had written letters to Judge Charlaine Olmedo begging her for leniency.
In hers, Phillips described him as a “life-saving partner” and described how he had “toiled long hours” on their ranch to make it profitable.
She concluded, “We need him more than you can imagine. I know he has been convicted of serious crimes.
“But the man I married has been nothing but an extraordinary husband to me and a devoted father to our daughter.”
Kutcher and Kunis, who issued a groveling apology this weekend after being criticized for their support of Masterson, had described him as an “exceptional person.”
Both previously starred with him in That 70s Show. Kutcher had told the judge: “I do not believe he is a continuing damage to society,” adding that “raising his daughter without a current father” would “in itself be a tertiary injustice.”
Kunis, meanwhile, told Judge Olmedo about Masterson’s “exceptional character and the tremendous positive influence he has had on me and those around him.”