Bobette Riales, an ex-girlfriend of actor Danny Masterson, emerged as a key figure in the sexual assault allegations against the former That ’70s Show star.

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In the midst of the allegations surrounding actor Danny Masterson, one name emerged prominently – Bobette Riales. She was not just any ex-girlfriend but a pivotal figure in the sexual assault accusations that rocked Masterson’s life and career.

Who is Bobette Riales?

The controversy began in 2017 when several women came forward, accusing Masterson of sexual assault incidents that allegedly occurred in the early 2000s. Four women initially made these claims in March 2017, which was followed by a fifth woman in December of the same year. Among them was Bobette Riales.

In December 2017, Riales took to Twitter to break her silence, boldly stating, “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.” She also expressed support for Chrissie Bixler, another accuser, and used hashtags like #metoo and #sisters to join the broader movement against sexual assault.

Riales’ decision to speak out added a significant dimension to the ongoing legal battle. Her courage in publicly accusing Masterson of sexual assault sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry and brought further attention to the case. Her claim, along with those of the other accusers, led to Masterson being charged in June 2020 with allegedly raping three women. The actor had pleaded not guilty to these charges, setting the stage for a high-profile legal showdown.

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Bobette Riales’ decision to come forward was seen as a significant moment in the #MeToo movement, which aimed to address issues of sexual harassment and assault in the industry. Her actions resonated with survivors worldwide.