After three women previously claimed that Scientologist Danny Masterson drugged and raped them, one of his former girlfriends came forward to claim that the former star of That 70s Show raped her when she was in a relationship with him.
Masterson’s ex-girlfriend Bobette Riales spoke out on Twitter Wednesday night.
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
In the statement, Riales mentioned Chrissie Bixler, another of Masterson’s former girlfriends who has accused him of sexual assault. The identities of additional accusers have not been made public.
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) December 21, 2017
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office is investigation multiple criminal complaints about the alleged sexual assaults, but Masterson has not been charged.
Earlier this month, Netflix announced that Masterson would not be returning as co-star of the streaming platform’s original series the Ranch. At that time, Masterson made his first and only statement about the accusations, denying their legitimacy.
“I have never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one,” Masterson said in a statement to CNN.
“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.”
Shortly after firing Masterson, Netflix also fired an executive who reportedly told one of Masterson’s accusers that Netflix did not believe the allegations were true, without realizing he was talking to an alleged victim.
Riales is an actress and the owner of an online clothing retailer.
She and Masterson dated in the early 2000s, within the same time period that the additional sexual assaults allegedly took place.
Masterson is currently married to actress Bijoux Phillips.
It is not known if Riales has filed or plans to file a police report.
Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that four woman had publicly accused Masterson of sexual assault before Riales came forward. At the time, only three accusers were involved in case brought to the Los Angeles County.
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