In a December 20th Twitter post, Danny Masteron’s ex-girlfriend, Bobette Riales, accused Masteron of repeatedly raping her. This comes on the heels of four other women leveling accusations of rape against the actor.
She tagged one of Masterson’s other alleged victims, Chrissie Bixler, along with the hashtags #metoo and #sisters.
And journalist Yashar Ali posted this message the same day:
Masterson was recently fired from his Netflix show The Ranch due to previous allegations, as well as public outrage that the network was not doing more in the wake of several victims coming forward. For his part, Masterson has repeatedly denied any and all misconduct, stating that he was “disappointed” in Netflix’s decision in an official statement to Bustle.
His statement read:
“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. 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.”
Masterson has yet to respond to the most recent allegations from Riales, but it sounds as though she may soon share her account in further detail. And when she does, we’ll be listening.