How Ashton Kutcher Humiliated Demi Moore With Drunk Photos

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore started off as a great couple. During the beginning stages of their relationship, both were highly supportive of one another, and Kutcher loved to shower Moore with affection. Yet as time passed, Moore began to struggle with alcohol addiction, and Kutcher wasn’t equipped to handle it.

Their once-perfect marriage quickly turned to shambles, and according to Moore’s recently published memoir, Kutcher would shame her for drinking. He even took to his Twitter account to post photos of Moore in an intoxicated state.

Ashton Kutcher and actress Demi Moore attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures' film "Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle" at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre June 18, 2003
Ashton Kutcher and actress Demi Moore attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures’ film “Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle” at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre June 18, 2003 | Robert Mora/Getty Images

Ashton Kutcher convinced Demi Moore to start drinking again after 20 years of sobriety

One of the most shocking revelations from Moore’s memoir, Inside Out, is that she was 20 years sober before Kutcher tried to convince her to start drinking again. According to Moore, Kutcher didn’t believe that alcoholism “was a real thing.”

And Moore, who wanted nothing more than to please Kutcher, began to drink alcohol again in an effort to impress him.

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher arrive at the after-party for "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" at the Chinese Theater
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher arrive at the after-party for “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” at the Chinese Theater | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

“I wanted to be that girl,” writes Moore. “The girl who could have a glass of wine at dinner or do a tequila shot at a party. In my mind, Ashton wanted that, too. So I tried to become that: A fun, normal girl. I didn’t think this is a kid in his twenties who has no idea what he’s talking about. I didn’t think I have nearly two decades of sobriety under my belt, and that’s a huge compliment. Instead, I cast about for justifications for his argument. Plenty of people party too much in their youth and then develop a perfectly healthy relationship with alcohol, I told myself.”

After that conversation, Moore began to drink again. And as much as she tried to drink in moderation, she says that as an “alcoholic,” she had no “off switch.”

Ashton Kutcher shamed Demi Moore by taking photos of her drunk

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore | Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic

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According to Moore’s memoir, Kutcher got furious with Moore whenever she’d drink, despite him being the one to encourage it in the first place.

“It was confusing,” she writes. “Ashton had encouraged me to go in this direction.”

And in one incident, Kutcher went to Twitter to post a photo he had taken of Moore in her underwear while seemingly leaning over a toilet. At that moment, Moore was allegedly intoxicated. And according to her memoir, Kutcher tried to play the photo off as a joke, but he was actually just trying to embarrass her.

“When I went too far (with drinking,) he let me know how he felt by showing a picture he’d taken of me resting my head on the toilet the night before,” she writes. “It seemed like a good-natured joke at the time. But it was really just shaming.”

Demi Moore says Ashton Kutcher offered ‘no compassion’ while she tried to get help

According to her memoir, Moore tried as best as she could to get sober again. When she detoxed, Kutcher turned cold and offered no sense of support.

Of her detox experience, she writes, “It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do in my entire life. It’s unimaginably excruciating. You can’t sleep because your body hurts too much…”

Moore continues.

“When Ashton returned home, I’d felt like I’d lived through a war,” she writes. “He did not offer me any reinforcement or compassion. I felt like he was angry at me for having this problem in the first place: you made your bed; now you have to lie in it.”

How to get help: In the U.S., contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration helpline at 1-800-662-4357.