Netflix fired the director of global kids content, following comments that he made Danny Masterson ‘ s prosecutor.
Netflix’s director of global kids content that told one of Danny Masterson the accusers earlier this month that he did not believe the accusations of rape against the actor Monday was fired from the company.
Netflix confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Andy Yeatman was “no longer employed at Netflix.”
Yeatman was reportedly let go because of the comments that he is in one of masterson’s alleged accusers in a children’s soccer game on Dec. 4. The woman told the Huffington Post they contacted Yeatman on the game in Los Angeles, and asked why the streaming giant was not looking to the rape claims against Masterson.
Yeatman said the woman, “We don’t believe that they (the accusers).”
The woman fired back, “I am one of them.”
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Netflix confirmed the conversation, but said Yeatman was not aware of what the woman was referring.
“Mr Yeatman’s comments were careless, incomplete and do not represent the opinion of the company. Further, he would have no insight into the decision-making about ‘The Ranch.’ We are aware of the allegations against Danny Masterson and we are following the current research, and will respond as developments occur,” Netflix wrote in a statement.
The next day, Netflix has announced that Masterson was written from “The Ranch” due to the allegations.
“After the discussion with the producers, we have decided to write Danny Masterson off of ‘The Ranch.’ Yesterday was the last day of work, and we make new episodes in 2018 without him,” Netflix said in a statement. Masterson will still be featured in the second half of Season 2 and parts of the third season, which have already been filmed.
The video-streaming giant was scrutinized for not immediately shoot Masterson after the wave of accusations of rape. In comparison, Netflix quickly severed ties with “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey, following sexual assault allegations against him.
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An online petition on Care 2. call for Netflix to cancel, the program had more than 38,000 supporters.
Four women come forward to accuse Masterson of sexual misconduct. The Los Angeles Police department has its investigation into allegations of rape against Masterson since January, and news of the probe went public in March.
Masterson has denied the allegations and said he was “disappointed in Netflix’s decision to write my character off of ‘The Ranch.'”