Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Netflix Ousts Actor Danny Masterson Amid Rape Allegations

Netflix Ousts Actor Danny Masterson Amid Rape Allegations

"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 Tuesday.

"I was sick when I read Netflix's statement on continuing with "The Ranch" and continuing their working relationship with a man who has violently raped and abused so many women", Chrissie Carnell Bixler, who formerly dated Masterson, told The Daily Beast last month.

Masterson has denied all allegations of rape and said that the encounters in question were consensual.

The actor expressed his disappointment at the decision to TMZ, saying: 'I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix's decision to write my character off of The Ranch. "Law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined them to be without merit". As we previously reported, Netflix was dragging their feet to oust the seasoned actor as higher ups at the company reportedly didn't "believe" the four women who've spoken out against Masterson. In this country you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Netflix confirmed to The HuffPost that Global Kids Content Director Andy Yeatman made the comments, which they called "careless" and "uninformed". After landing at Netflix, The Ranch cast Debra Winger and Sam Elliott as Kutcher and Masterson's parents.

Danny Masterson has been fired from Netflix's "The Ranch".

Earlier this year, three women told the LAPD they were sexually assaulted by Masterson in the early 2000s.

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