Danny Masterson’s former stepfather, Joe Reaiche, has raised questions about the validity of letters written by Masterson’s half-siblings, Alanna and Jordan Masterson, appealing for leniency in his sentencing. Masterson was recently sentenced to 30 years to life in prison after being found guilty of rapes from 2003.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Reaiche contested the portrayal in the letters, stating, “They make it sound like I walked out and abandoned them, and that Danny was the hero.” He clarified that he had provided financial support and was involved in their lives even after his relationship with their mother, Carol Masterson, ended.
Reaiche highlighted discrepancies in the timeline presented in the letters. He pointed out that Jordan was 9 years old, not 6, when his parents divorced in 1995. Reaiche claimed to have continued supporting his children, spending a significant amount on their education and experiences, even after the divorce.
Regarding the allegations of abandonment, Reaiche strongly disagreed, asserting, “It’s bulls–t. They perjure themselves.” He emphasized that his presence in their lives persisted until he was excommunicated from the Church of Scientology in 2005, when Jordan was 19 and Alanna was 17.
Reaiche also disclosed that he played a role in assisting Alanna and Jordan in their acting careers, helping them secure notable roles. Alanna starred in “The Walking Dead,” while Jordan featured in the sitcom “Last Man Standing.” Additionally, Reaiche claimed he facilitated Danny in obtaining a mortgage for his California home, the alleged site of the rapes.
Since his excommunication, Reaiche revealed that direct communication with his children ceased, marking a significant disruption in their relationship. The statements made by Reaiche shed light on a different perspective surrounding the family dynamics and interactions leading up to Masterson’s sentencing.