The famous actor Ashton Kutcher just claimed that he helped to save 6,000 child abuse victims. He was the one that co-founded the nonprofit project Thorn: Digital Defenders Of Children with ex-wife Demi Moore. His project helps to eradicate child sex abuse using technology and aids the police in identifying abusers.
Good job, Ashton.
According to INC, Kutcher spoke at the Dreamforce software conference in San Francisco on Monday about Thorn.
“It is not the force for good or the force for evil. That’s you. You are the force for good or the force for evil. There are millions of images that are transferred daily of child abuse material. We’ve identified 6,000 children that are being abused. We’ve identified 12,000 adults that are also being abused, and 6,000 abusers. The only question we have to ask ourselves is, ‘How good are we? I’ve articulated my purpose. The question is, what is yours?”
The 39-year-old actor’s project researches and funds various tools that help law enforcement agencies and nonprofit organisations to tackle the problem. In 2013, Thorn partnered with the Salesforce Foundation and Wilio to create a text message service that The National Human Trafficking Hotline could use.
The Dude, Where’s My Car? actor’s project has a very good purpose on helping children and adults who are victims of abuse.
In February his project identified 2,000 child victims of trafficking and during a speech that was delivered to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he said:
“As part of my anti-trafficking work, I’ve met victims in Russia, I’ve met victims in India, I’ve met victims that have been trafficked from Mexico, victims from New York and New Jersey and all across our country. I’ve been on FBI raids where I’ve seen things that no person should ever see. I’ve seen video content of a child that’s the same age as mine being raped by an American man that was a sex tourist in Cambodia. And this child was so conditioned by her environment that she thought she was engaging in play. She’d been abused for three years and they’d watched her for three years and they could not find the perpetrator, asking us for help. We were the last line of defence. An actor and his foundation were the potential last line of defence. That’s my day job and I’m sticking to it.”
For those of you that don’t know, Ashton is married to actress Mila Kunis and they have two young children together.
And his hard work seems like is finally paying off. He is co-starring in a Netflix comedy The Ranch alongside Danny Masterton who is facing four allegations of sexual assault including rape too.
While the LAPD are investigating, Netflix said that they are not taking any action in response to the allegations.
According to the Independent, Danny denied all allegations claiming they were motivated by the producer who worked on the anti-Scientology series Leah Reminini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
Masterson himself has been a longtime member of the Church of Scientology.
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