At The Drive-In frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala has suggested that one of his band’s recent songs is about actor Danny Masterson, who is accused of raping the singer’s wife.
Masterson – who played Steven Hyde in That ’70s Show as well as Rooster in Netflix comedy The Ranch – faces allegations of rape from four women, with all the alleged incidents said to have taken place in the early 2000s.
Back in March, it was reported that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was looking into claims of historic sexual assault against Masterson.
Then, earlier this month, The Huffington Post reported that the investigation against Masterson had “inexplicably stalled, despite the Los Angeles County district attorney having compelling evidence in the case”.
Masterson has denied the sexual assault claims. The actor is a Scientologist and his representative recently said that the “false allegations appear to be motivated to boost Leah Remini’s anti-Scientology television series”. Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath recently aired on US cable network A&E.
Bixler-Zavala, who is married to actress and model Chrissie Carnell, recently took to Twitter to confirm that his wife is one of the women accusing Masterson of rape. “My wife is one of Danny Masterson’s rape victims,” he tweeted.
Bixler-Zavala continued to say that fans “might wanna go back and re read my ‘nonsensical’ lyrics” off his band’s recent album ‘Interalia’. Bixler-Zavala told NME earlier this year that the track ‘Incurably Innocent’ was “a song about sexual abuse and being able to finally speak out.” The song features the lyric “Marching to the coffins on Franklin Avenue”, which is the location of the Church’s Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles.
At The Drive-In released ‘Interalia’ in May. It was their first album in 17 years.