Bobette Riales became the fifth woman to accuse Danny Masterson of sexual misconduct when the actress, who dated The Ranch star in the early 2000s, tweeted on Wednesday, December 20, claiming that he “repeatedly raped” her.
“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. I applaud her strength as well,” Riales tweeted also tagging Chrissie Bixler, one of the other women who previously accused Masterson of rape.
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. I applaud her strength as well. @ChrissieBixler #metoo #sisters
— Bobette Riales (@RialesMBobette) December 21, 2017
Chrissie responded after the tweet, writing, “Hey, my twitter buddies, I just wanted to introduce and ask you to follow and show support to this incredibly brave and strong woman who I’ve recently come to know and is now forevermore my sister for life. @RialesMBobette I’m in awe of you and your strength. #metoo #sisters.”
She then added, “You are amazing. I’m so proud of you. He will never do this to another human being ever again. He’s a thief in the night, but he overlooked some incredibly valuable things we still possess. Our voice.”
Masterson, 41, has been under investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office since March when four women, including Chrissie, claimed he raped them.
Earlier this month, Netflix fired the actor from his show The Ranch. The former That ‘70s Show star has not responded to Us Weekly’s request for comment. He has formerly denied all previous allegations.
“I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix’s decision to write my character off of The Ranch. 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 told Us Weekly 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. I understand and look forward to clearing my name once and for all. In the meantime, I want to express my gratitude to the cast and crew that I’ve worked so closely with over the past three seasons. I wish them nothing but success. I am also so thankful to the fans that have supported me and continue to do so.”
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