Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher has posted a video on social networking site Chime.in, in which he discusses the status of truth in the media and gestures to the camera, allowing, perhaps coincidentally, viewers a glimpse of his ringless left hand.
A scruffy-looking Kutcher, 33, said that the rise of the Internet and social media Web sites has intensified the spread of gossip in today's world.
“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. ... Publishers (once) held great scrutiny over what they were willing to print because their reputation was on the line, said the Two And A Half Men star.
When the cost structure comes down on printing ... the level of honesty of literature starts to plummet ... I started thinking about that in relation to media and social media today where the threshold to actually have literature printed and distributed ... is zero dollars ... thereby there is no gatekeeper of the truth, he added.
The fact that the actor didn't appear to be wearing his wedding ring has only added to speculation that he has split with his wife, fellow actress Demi Moore, 48. The pair were reportedly considering their relationship, after allegations that Kutcher slept with Sara Leal, 23, on the couple's sixth wedding anniversary.
According to Leal's reports, she slept with Kutcher on Sept. 24, at a San Diego hotel suite, after Kutcher invited a number of girls to a party while Moore was in New York.