The Two and a Half Men star -- sporting a baseball cap and shaggy beard -- speaks out about "honesty and truth" in the media in a nearly four minute video posted online this week.
“I just wanted to open up a little dialogue on the state of honesty. The state of truth. The status of truth as it pertains to literature and media,” the actor says in a soft-spoken voice.
Ashton goes on to share his thoughts on how the Internet and social media have caused rumors and gossip to spread like never before.
“There is no gatekeeper to the truth. We are our own editors, we are our own publishers and we are our own printers. Therefore, people can bastardize the truth in any way, shape or form that they want and spread that around the world,” he said. “A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can leave someone’s lips…”
“I was thinking that we really have to take it upon ourselves to instill a level of honesty in the works in the media that we create and share with one another and be certain that we are doing our own diligence that what we are saying is for the benefit of another.”
Kutcher ends his video by saying: “It was just a thought… have a good day.”
Kutcher, 33, and Moore, 48, married on September 24, 2005 at their home in Beverly Hills.
Like Kutcher, Moore has yet to directly comment on the scandal.
Star was first to break the news that the couple will be battling it out in a $290 million divorce.
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