'None of us believe it': What Netflix executive told woman who confronted him about Danny Masterson rape claims at child's soccer game - only to discover SHE was one of the victims
- Andy Yeatman, ?the?director of global kids content at Netflix, was asked by a woman why the company?was doing about Danny Masterson rape claims
- He responded by saying of the actor's accusers, 'we don't believe them,' unaware that the woman had accused Masterson of rape?
- The woman, who approached Yeatman at their daughters' soccer match over the weekend, later broke down in tears when the exec tried to clear the air
- When she said to Yeatman that Netflix would regret their decision not to believe her and other women, the exec allegedly said 'we'll see'?
- Netflix said Yeatman's remarks 'were careless, uninformed and do not represent the views of the company'
- Masterson continues to film the Netflix comedy series The Ranch despite the LAPD and district attorney investigating?the charges made against him
The director of global kids content at Netflix told one of the four women who has accused Danny Masterson of rape that company executives do not believe the actor's accusers.
HuffPost reports that Andy Yeatman was approached by an alleged victim during their daughters' soccer game on Sunday, who asked how the streaming giant planned to respond to the claims of violent sexual assault which have been made against the actor, who stars alongside Ashton Kutcher in Netflix's comedy series The Ranch.
Yeatman responded by saying that while Netflix takes allegations of sexual misconduct seriously, in this particular case 'we don't believe them.'?
The woman was stunned according to the report, and said at that point she was one of Masterson's victims.?
Comment: Andy Yeatman (above with his wife and daughters), the director of global kids content at Netflix, was asked by a woman why the company was doing about Danny Masterson rape claims
Going strong:?He responded by saying of the actor's accusers, 'we don't believe them,' unaware that the woman had accused Masterson of rape (Masterson and co-star Ashton Kutcher on left, Masterson and wife Bijou Phillips on right)
Netflix later confirmed that this exchange did happen, saying Yeatman's remarks 'were careless, uninformed and do not represent the views of the company.'
Yeatman was also unaware that the woman was an alleged victim when she approached him over the weekend.
The pair did not speak again until after the match, as Yeatman was coaching his daughter's team while the victim's husband was the coach of the opposing squad.
Yeatman approached the victim after the match to try and clear the air, explaining that he had nothing to do with the decision in the end as to whether or not Masterson or his show would suffer as a result of the scandal.?
He also made a point of noting that he had no idea she was one of Masterson's accusers, which led to the victim breaking down in tears and saying: 'I hope no one ever says that to your daughter.'
Later in the exchange, Masterson's accuser told Yetaman that she and the other women were telling the truth before adding: 'Netflix is going to regret this, this is a mistake, they’re going to see.'
That is when Yeatman allegedly said to the woman 'we'll see' in a condescending tone according to two people that were present at the time.
Netflix defended Yeatman (above) from a claim made by the victim that he made a condescending comment after the game
Netflix denied that Yesatman ever made that comment and said in a statement: 'We are aware of the allegations against Danny Masterson and we are following the current investigation, and will respond if developments occur.'
Three of Masterson's accusers were Scientologists at the time of her alleged assault, and at least one was declared a Suppressive Person after filing a police report against the actor.
The Church responded by having multiple members file reports declaring her a liar while Masterson's own publicist disputed the woman's claims in a previous story from reporter Yashar Ali.?
'Her claims coming after almost 16 years were surprising and shocking to say the least,' said Jenni Weinman at the time.?
'My conversation with any alleged victim came from a place of sincerity, and curiosity as to why they would wait and why now, it just seemed so illogical.'
The Los Angeles Police Department has been investigating the case for close to a year, and in April handed over their intial findings to the district attorney's office.
Masterson has denied all allegations of sexual assault made against him by the four women.?
'The Church of Scientology has no practice or policy forbidding the reporting of criminal wrongdoing allegedly committed by Scientologists or anyone else, nor does the Church expel, let alone punish, members to report crimes,' said a spokesperson in a statement.
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