Actor Danny Masterson has been expelled from the Netflix see “The Ranch” amid various abuse accusations, the streaming service announced in a statement sent to HuffPost on Tuesday. His day of reckoning of filming on the program took place on Monday.
Four women have accused Masterson of violently crimes them in the early 2000 s. Masterson has been under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for precisely under a year.
“As a result of ongoing deliberations, Netflix and individual producers have written Danny Masterson out of’ The Ranch .’ Yesterday was his judgement day on the support, and make will now resume in early 2018 without him, ” a Netflix spokesman said.
The news comes a period after HuffPost reported that a Netflix executive told one of Masterson’s accusers on Sunday that higher-ups at the company don’t fantasize the allegations are plausible. The company says the executive heads was unaware at the time that the woman was one of the alleged martyrs.
Masterson’s “The Ranch” co-star Ashton Kutcher likewise co-starred with him on the hit sitcom “That 70 ’s Show.” Masterson will be featured in new episodes of “The Ranch” that premiere on Netflix on Dec. 15. Additionally, Masterson will appear in some episodes that have already been filmed for the next season that airs next year, information sources familiar with the programming told HuffPost.
Masterson has revoked all allegations of abuse and “re just saying that” the encounters in question were consensual.
“I am obviously disappointed in Netflix’s decision to write my attribute off of’ The Ranch.’ From day one, I have revoked the outrageous allegations against me. I have never been charged with international crimes, let alone convicted of one, ” Masterson said in a statement provided to HuffPost by his attorney.
The statement prolonged: “In this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Nonetheless, in the current environment, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused. I understand and look forward to clearing my list once and for all.”
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