The fifth woman accusing the ‘That 70s Show’ and Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’ actor Danny Masterson just appeared Wednesday night. His ex-girlfriend, Bobette Riales, tweeted that she was “repeatedly” raped by the 41-year-old American. They both dated in 2003.
The information that Riales, 36 years old, gave to the authorities about the incident is similar that the one the other four women reported.
The first who accused Netflix’s The Ranch star was Chrissie Carnell Bixler, who claimed Masterson raped her in early 2000.
“I stayed quiet long enough. Danny Masterson repeatedly raped me. All I seek is justice and to prevent this from ever happening to anyone else as it has for some time. My truth will be heard,” his ex-girlfriend Bobette Riales tweeted Wednesday night, closing the paragraph mentioning Bixler and adding the hashtag “Me too.”
After this, Bixler answered Masterson’s ex-girlfriend that she considered her “amazing,” and that she was “proud” of her. Then, she praised and assured that the man would “never” rape another “human being.”
She then continued accusing Masterson of being a “thief in the night,” but pointed there was just one thing that he couldn’t take away from anyone: the “voice.”
In another tweet, Bixler asked her public to “follow and show support” for Riales, whom she recently met but turned into her “sister for life.”
Stopped by the Church of Scientology
The Lost Angeles Police Department has been investigating Masterson for quite a time. The HuffPost once reported that a woman accused the actor in 2004 of having raped her in 2003, but the police unestimated the case because they never came out with a conclusion.
Then, in March, the cops announced they were investigating Masterson since January after three women claimed having been victims of the man. However, all of them told the police that they didn’t say anything before because they, just like Danny, belonged to the Church of Scientology.
According to the LAPD statement, the women claimed they were “pressured” by the Church of Scientology “not to contact police or go public with their accusations.”
Chrissie Carnell Bixler told The Daily Beast in early November that she felt betrayed by the Church of Scientology, which told her she had to “protect and reward” Masterson as a celebrity. Then, she went to Netflix, who announced the third season of The Ranch – also starring Ashton Kutcher – four months after the police opened the investigations.
Bixler and her husband have assured that their Church is harassing them, including tapping their computers and following them.
What Masterson has said
Netflix declined to comment for the story at the time, but it recently announced that Masterson would not appear anymore in The Ranch after the allegations against him.
“From day one, I have denied the outrageous allegations against me. Law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined them to be without merit,” Masterson said in a statement. “I have never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one. In this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, in the current climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused.”
Masterson denied at first any accusation against him and said he was completely innocent. However, he hasn’t commented anything after Riales’ tweet.
The police have not filled anything against him because of the lack of proofs.
Source: Page Six