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Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher will continue their philanthropic work as a unit, despite separating after six years of marriage in 2011.
The pair, who is yet to file for divorce, announced Thursday that they are willing to put their differences aside to pursue their work in the fight against sexual exploitation of children. The changed the name of their DNA (Demi and Ashton) foundation to THORN: Digital Defenders of Children.
"For the past three years we have focused our work broadly on combatting child sex trafficking. It has become crystal clear in our efforts that technology plays an increasingly large role in this crime and in the sexual exploitation of children overall," the pair said in a statement to Us magazine. "We believe that the technology-driven aspect of these crimes demands its own attention and investment."
The exes established the foundation in 2010 and have remained at the forefront of the charity ever since. The name change also marks a shift in the organization's focus as it now sets out to "disrupt and deflate the predatory behavior of those who abuse and traffic children, solicit sex with children or create and share child pornography," according to its website wearethorn.org.
Moore, 50, ended the couple's marriage following reports of an affair on Kutcher's part after a woman named Sara Leal claimed that she had slept with the actor.
Kutcher, 33, has since moved on with his "That '70s Show" costar Mila Kunis, 29, while Moore has been linked to a number of high profile stars including NBA star Baron Davis.
Moore was recently seen having dinner with Davis, 33, who is still recovering from a knee injury, on two separate occasions in one week. The pair, who was among other friends, had dinner once at Ken & Cook in New York City and again at Catch in the Meat Packing District, according to The New York Post.
"[They're] just friends and know each other from Los Angeles, where he is from," a source reportedly told The Post.