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Fifth woman comes forward accusing Danny Masterson of rape

By Caitlyn Hitt • Dec 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Danny Masterson has been accused of raping yet another woman.

On Wednesday actress Bobette Riales tweeted that she was raped by the former “That ’70s Show” star.

She added that she wasn’t seeking anything other than “justice and to prevent this from ever happening to anyone else.”

In closing Riales vowed, “My truth will be heard.” She tagged a previous accuser, Chrissie Bixler, whom she applauded for her “strength.”

Bixler responded to Riales’ tweet, saying that she was “so proud.”

Riales is one of four other women who have accused Masterson, 41, of violently raping them in the early 2000s. He has been under investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for nearly a year, law officials confirmed to the Daily News.

As a result of the mounting allegations against him, Masterson was recently dropped from his Netflix series, “The Ranch.”

“I stayed quiet long enough. Danny Masterson repeatedly raped me,” she wrote. “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”

On Dec. 5, a spokesperson issued a statement to the Huffington Post about Masterson’s firing.

“As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of ‘The Ranch.’ Yesterday was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him,” the statement read.

Masterson vehemently denied rape accusations.

A representative for the actor released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, suggesting the allegations against Masterson — a noted scientologist — were motivated by victims’ association with Leah Remini, who left the church.

“We are aware of (the alleged victim’s) 16-year-old allegations. It was only after (the alleged victim) was in contact with Leah Remini that she made allegations of sexual assault by Mr. Masterson,” the rep stated.

“The alleged incident occurred in the middle of their 6-year relationship, after which she continued to be his longtime girlfriend. Significantly, during their long relationship she made numerous claims that she was previously raped by at least 3 other famous actors and musicians.”

The statement went on, accusing the victim of continuing to reach out to Masterson after their relationship ended, even going as far as threatening his wife.

“When Danny ended the relationship she continued to pursue him, even making threats to beat up his current wife Bijou Phillips unless she left him. In fact, we are informed by the Church that the only demand (alleged victim’s) made of the Church after Danny broke up with her was asking for their help to intervene so the breakup would not be permanent,” it read.

Masterson has not yet responded to the latest allegations against him.

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