Netflix executive fired over Danny Masterson comments

  • Netflix executive fired over Danny Masterson comments

Netflix executive fired over Danny Masterson comments

For weeks, Netflix had been under fire for continuing to employ Masterson in "The Ranch", despite the fact that the actor and producer was under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department for multiple allegations involving rape and other sexual misconduct.

According to the report, the woman, known only as Victim B, approached approached Andy Yeatman, Netflix's director of global kids content, at a soccer game two weekends go in Los Angeles, while each of their children played.

"Mr. Yeatman is no longer employed at Netflix", a spokeman for the company stated. However, Netflix only distanced themselves from Masterson after one of their executives told an alleged victim to her face that the network did not believe the accusations. According to Yeatman, he did not know at the time that he was speaking to a Masterson accuser.

One of Masterson's accusers, Chrissie Carnell Bixler, spoke out against the streamer in November after it took quick action to suspend production of House of Cards following sexual assault allegations against star Kevin Spacey. Yeatman declined to comment on the story, perhaps having learned a lesson about keeping his mouth shut.

Masterson denies all the allegations, but not the encounters themselves. "We are aware of the allegations against Danny Masterson and we are following the current investigation, and will respond if developments occur". He later claimed that he couldn't make any decisions regarding Masterson's employment. Not knowing who she was, Yeatman stated that the company did not believe the victims. The company agreed that Yeatman's comments were "careless" and don't "represent the views of the company", in large part because Yeatman wasn't involved in decisions regarding "The Ranch".

An online petition on Care 2 calling for Netflix to cancel the show had more than 38,000 supporters.

Masterson is the latest in a string of individuals accused of sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood. Law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined them to be without merit.