Last year, it was reported that Danny Masterson was being investigated by the LAPD after accusations against him had been made by four women, who allege he raped them. However, the Los Angeles District Attorney claimed that there wasn't enough evidence to pursue the case at the time.
One of his accusers, Chrissie Carnell Bixler, has now decided not only to publicly go after Masterson but Netflix as well, because Masterson is still on the original show, The Ranch.
Bixler claims that she was raped by Masterson in the early 2000's, same with the other alleged victims. She states that when the incident occurred, she filed a police report and also contacted the Church of Scientology since Masterson is an active member. Bixler alleges that the church persuaded her not to go public with her accusations. Four months after she made the police report, it was announced that Netflix would renew The Ranch for another season.
"I was sick when I read Netflix's statement on continuing with The Ranch and continuing their working relationship with a man who has violently raped and abused so many women. For me, what Netflix has done, feels like a continuation of how the Church of Scientology made me feel when I reported my rape to them," Bixier said.
The names of the other women who are accusing Masterson have not been released.
Bixler's husband has even spoken out against Masterson on Twitter.
"All my wife ever wanted was an apology from Danny Masterson for raping her. All she got was a letter from him that would make your skin crawl. Can you imagine how the other 3 victims feel? Allegations my a** we are stuffed to rafters in evidence," he tweeted.
Masterson played the wise-cracking, sarcastic, and sometimes rude Stephen Hyde on That 70's Show. The show, which also featured his current co-star, Ashton Kutcher, and Kutcher's wife, Mila Kunis, was a hit series and still has a cult following.
Masterson was out of the public eye for awhile until he landed his current role opposite Kutcher and Sam Elliott on the Netflix series. Masterson portrays 'Rooster' Bennett, the level-headed older brother of Kutcher's character Colt Bennett. The two brothers work on the family ranch, ran by their difficult father, Beau Bennett (Elliot). Before landing this role, Masterson made several guest appearances on MADTv, King of Hill, and Royal Pains.
Masterson has denied all claims made against him with his lawyer stating that they were 'aware' of the accusations and that they were only brought to light after Bixler spoke to former Scientologist, Leah Remini.
Bixler reinforced her claims after it was announced that Kevin Spacey's show House of Cards and Ed Westwick's Ordeal by Innocence were put on hold due to the accusations.