Netflix Fired the Executive Who Didn’t Believe Danny Masterson’s Accusers
It took Netflix suspiciously long to sever ties with Danny Masterson in the wake of numerous rape allegations, and the reason why added a new layer of shame to the matter. A Netflix exec inadvertently explained to an accuser that management simply didn’t believe the allegations, and the streaming service has now parted ways with said company man.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed with Netflix that Andy Yeatman, Director of Global Kids Content, is “no longer employed at Netflix.” Yeatman had exacerbated Netflix’s delay in firing The Ranch star Danny Masterson by telling one of the victims “we don’t believe” the accusers – unaware of who he was talking to. Netflix previously acknowledged the soccer game-sideline remarks as “careless” and “uninformed,” claiming they “do not represent the views of the company.”
Masterson himself was finally let go from The Ranch months after rape allegations against four women were made public, along with claims that Masterson’s association with the Church of Scientology helped silence them. The actor will still appear in the second season’s latter half this Friday, but will be written out of new episodes in 2018. Said the actor of his exit:
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. I have never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one.
Yeatman declined comment on Netflix’s decision to let him go, but stay tuned for the latest.
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