(CNN)In 2001, actor Ashton Kutcher was pursuing a dating relationship with Ashley Ellerin when she became one of Michael Gargiulo’s alleged murder victims. On Wednesday, Kutcher took the stand in the so-called “Hollywood Ripper” case to tell his story of what happened that night. Kutcher said he last spoke to Ellerin around 8:24 p.m. on February 21 to tell her he was running late. Ellerin was using a friend’s phone because she said that hers was not working properly. He remembers the exact time because of the state of their phones.