Danny Masterson is being investigated for the rape of four women in the early 2000s, and he was recently written out of his Netflix show The Ranch. 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. That executive has now been fired.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Andy Yeatman, director of global kids content at Netflix, was fired on Monday for his comments in early December. Yeatman was approached by one of Masterson’s accusers at a children’s soccer game by a woman identified as Victim B, who asked what Netflix thought of the investigation. Not knowing who she was, Yeatman stated that the company did not believe the victims. She then revealed that she was one of them, and walked away.
He later approached her, and she claims to have told him Netflix would come to regret how they were handling Masterson, to which he supposedly responded, “We’ll see.” We’ll see, indeed. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed Yeatman’s dismissal with THR, saying, “Mr. Yeatman is no longer employed at Netflix.” Yeatman declined to comment on the story, perhaps having learned a lesson about keeping his mouth shut.
Masterson has responded to his own firing at Netflix by denying the allegations:
“I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix’s decision to write my character off of The Ranch,” he said in a statement responding to his firing. “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.”