A fifth woman accused actor Danny Masterson of rape on Wednesday. “All I seek is justice”, Bobette Riales says.
In a short but piercing tweet, a woman named Bobette Riales shared she is one of the victims of actor Danny Masterson. She claims he raped her several times.
Riales’ confession was determined by the one made recently by another woman, Chrissie Carnell-Bixler, to whom she referred at the end of her tweet.
“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”, the woman wrote, adding: “My truth will be heard. I applaud her strength as well.”
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
Bobette Riales and Danny Masterson have dated back in 2003.
Chrissie Carnell-Bixler, one of the women who previously accused Masterson on rape, applauded Riales’ initiative, saying: “You are amazing. I’m so proud of you. He will never do this to another human being ever again.”. She proceeded to call the actor “a thief in the night”, who “overlooked some incredibly valuable things we still possess. Our voice.”
In a later reply to another person’s tweet, she added that it is a difficult situation for victim, if the rapist is a person they love. “You justify his behavior because you loved him”, she continued. “The only thing is I wasn’t the only one. She wasn’t the only one. There are many. So many.”
Thank you, Chris. Also it’s extremely difficult when you trust someone and love them. You think you’re the only one and so you deal with it. You justify his behavior because you loved him. The only thing is I wasn’t the only one. She wasn’t the only one. There are many. So many.
— chrissie carnell-bixler (@ChrissieBixler) December 21, 2017
“The Ranch” actor was fired from the Netflix series shortly after the accusations started surfacing. If, at first, the network was silent on the matter, it ultimately decided to cut him off, at least until the cases have been settled.
In response to his firing, Masterson expressed disappointment with Netflix’s decision, adding: “In this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, in the current political climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused.”