BREAKING: Danny Masterson is FIRED by Netflix just two days after executive told one of the actor's 'rape victims' that the company did not believe his accusers

  • Danny Masterson has been fired by Netflix from his comedy series The Ranch?
  • 'Yesterday was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him,' said a Netlfix spokesperson?
  • Four women have accused the actor of rape?
  • He says the claims are 'outrageous' and dismissed the 'current climate' as a witch-hunt that presumes guilt without evidence
  • An executive for Netflix was approached by one of Masterson's accusers and said they company did not believe the accusations against him?

Danny Masterson has been fired from his comedy series The Ranch,?Netflix announced on Tuesday.?

'As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch,' a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday.?

'Yesterday was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him.'

Masterson continues to deny allegations that he violently raped four women, one of whom he was dating at the time.?

'I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix's decision to write my character off of The Ranch. From day one, I have denied the outrageous allegations against me. Law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined them to be without merit,' Masterson told HuffPost on Tuesday.?

Masterson is now the third Netflix employee to be fired over the past few weeks, following the streaming giant's ousting of Kevin Spacey and Louis CK.?

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This decision comes just two days after the director of global kids content at?Netflix?told one of the four women who has accused Masterson of rape that company executives do not believe her or the other three alleged victims.

HuffPost reported 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.

Netflix defended Yeatman (above) from a claim made by the victim that he made a condescending comment after the game

Netflix defended Yeatman (above) from a claim made by the victim that he made a condescending comment after the game

Yeatman responded by saying that while Netflix takes allegations of sexual misconduct seriously, but in this particular case 'we don't believe them.'?

The woman was stunned according to the report, and then reveales she was one of Masterson's accusers.?

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 unaware that the woman was an alleged victim when she approached him.

The pair did not speak again until after the match. 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 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 Yeatman 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.


Victim A: Filed a report in 2016 with the support of former Scientologist Leah Remini. The woman told police that she was raped by Masterson in December of 2001 and at one point lost consciousnesses.?

Victim B: Filed a report in 2004 accusing Masterson of rape in April 2003 saying he choked and slapped her during the act. She confronted Netflix executive Andy Yeatman to ask what the company was doing in response to Materson's accusers.

Victim C: Said that after giving her a glass of wine that made her feel strange, Masterson took her to his bed and flipped her over where he allegedly proceeded to rape her.

Netflix denied that Yeatman 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.'

On Tuesday, one of the women accusing Matserson of rape, tweeted: 'We'll see.'?

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 initial 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.?

Soon after the Yeatman story was published, his wife Lilly sent a letter from her Disney work account to the victim's husband blasting the woman for entrapping her husband.?

'I hope it was worth it for you guys to hurt innocent people,' wrote Lilly.?

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