Dax Shepard Joins Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’ Following Danny Masterson’s Firing

Dax Shepard will join Netflix’s “The Ranch” for a guest-star role in season three. Shepard joins the multi-camera comedy following the departure of star Danny Masterson, who left production in December after amid multiple rape allegations. Masterson starred alongside Ashton Kutcher, Debra Winger, and Sam Elliott, who all remain with the show. Shepard will play […]

Dax Shepard will join Netflix’s “The Ranch” for a guest-star role in season three. Shepard joins the multi-camera comedy following the departure of star Danny Masterson, who left production in December after amid multiple rape allegations. Masterson starred alongside Ashton Kutcher, Debra Winger, and Sam Elliott, who all remain with the show. Shepard will play […]

‘The Ranch’ Casts Dax Shepard After Danny Masterson Exit

Netflix has cast Dax Shepard as a recurring guest star for Season 3 of “The Ranch.”

Shepard will play former soldier Luke Matthews, who arrives in Garrison with some history with the Iron River Ranch. He forms a quick bond with Colt (Ashton Kutcher) and Beau (Sam Elliott), but his past has a way of catching up to him.

Shepard’s casting comes after Danny Masterson was written out of the show following a series of sexual assault accusations against the actor. Masterson’s last day on the show was in December. Production went on a hiatus after the accusations surfaced, and is expected to resume production this year.

Also Read: Danny Masterson ‘Disappointed’ Netflix Dropped Him From ‘The Ranch’ Amid Rape Accusations

“I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix’s decision to write my character off of ‘The Ranch,’” Masterson said in a statement to TheWrap at the time. “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. In this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

The actor continued, “However, in the current climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused. I understand and look forward to clearing my name once and for all. In the meantime, I want to express my gratitude to the cast and crew that I’ve worked so closely with over the past three seasons. I wish them nothing but success. I am also so thankful to the fans that have supported me and continue to do so.”

Shepard is not replacing Masterson’s co-lead character, as Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen in “Two and a Half Men.”

Also Read: Danny Masterson Written Out of Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’ Amid Sexual Assault Accusations

He has also been cast opposite Lake Bell in the pilot for “Bless This Mess” on Fox, which he will also executive produce. He hosts the podcast “Armchair Expert.”

Shepard is repped by WME and Lichter Grossman.

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Netflix has cast Dax Shepard as a recurring guest star for Season 3 of “The Ranch.”

Shepard will play former soldier Luke Matthews, who arrives in Garrison with some history with the Iron River Ranch. He forms a quick bond with Colt (Ashton Kutcher) and Beau (Sam Elliott), but his past has a way of catching up to him.

Shepard’s casting comes after Danny Masterson was written out of the show following a series of sexual assault accusations against the actor. Masterson’s last day on the show was in December. Production went on a hiatus after the accusations surfaced, and is expected to resume production this year.

“I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix’s decision to write my character off of ‘The Ranch,'” Masterson said in a statement to TheWrap at the time. “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. In this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

The actor continued, “However, in the current climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused. I understand and look forward to clearing my name once and for all. In the meantime, I want to express my gratitude to the cast and crew that I’ve worked so closely with over the past three seasons. I wish them nothing but success. I am also so thankful to the fans that have supported me and continue to do so.”

Shepard is not replacing Masterson’s co-lead character, as Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen in “Two and a Half Men.”

He has also been cast opposite Lake Bell in the pilot for “Bless This Mess” on Fox, which he will also executive produce. He hosts the podcast “Armchair Expert.”

Shepard is repped by WME and Lichter Grossman.

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District Attorney’s Office Reviewing Sex Abuse Case Against Steven Seagal

The L.A. County District Attorney’s office is reviewing a potential sex abuse case involving actor Steven Seagal, the office said on Friday. The Beverly Hills Police Department presented the case to prosecutors on Jan. 31. No further information was immediately available. The Los Angeles Police Department has previously said that it is investigating Seagal for […]

The L.A. County District Attorney’s office is reviewing a potential sex abuse case involving actor Steven Seagal, the office said on Friday. The Beverly Hills Police Department presented the case to prosecutors on Jan. 31. No further information was immediately available. The Los Angeles Police Department has previously said that it is investigating Seagal for […]

Danny Masterson has now been dropped by his agent, as well

The backlash against former That ’70s Show and The Ranch star Danny Masterson continues today, with Deadline reporting that Masterson has been dropped by his agents at UTA. The news comes not long after Masterson was fired from his role on the Netflix sitcom, over multiple accusations of rape that have been levied…

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The backlash against former That ’70s Show and The Ranch star Danny Masterson continues today, with Deadline reporting that Masterson has been dropped by his agents at UTA. The news comes not long after Masterson was fired from his role on the Netflix sitcom, over multiple accusations of rape that have been levied…

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Danny Masterson Dropped At UTA Amid Allegations

Danny Masterson, fired last month from his starring role on Netflix’s comedy series The Ranch amid ongoing sexual assault claims against him, is no longer with his agency UTA. The company did not comment today beyond confirming that it no longer repped the actor. We’re hearing though from sources that the two parted ways some time ago.
Past sexual assault allegations against Masterson, which he has repeatedly denied, have been referenced of late amid the #MeToo…

Danny Masterson, fired last month from his starring role on Netflix’s comedy series The Ranch amid ongoing sexual assault claims against him, is no longer with his agency UTA. The company did not comment today beyond confirming that it no longer repped the actor. We’re hearing though from sources that the two parted ways some time ago. Past sexual assault allegations against Masterson, which he has repeatedly denied, have been referenced of late amid the #MeToo…

UTA Drops Danny Masterson Amid Rape Accusations

Danny Masterson has been dropped by UTA following a series of sexual assault allegations lobbed against the actor, TheWrap has confirmed.

In March, three women told the Los Angeles Police Department that they were sexually assaulted by Masterson in the early 2000s. The accusers say they came into contact with Masterson through the Church of Scientology, and were pressured into keeping the allegations quiet by the Church, according to a report from Tony Ortega, a journalist who runs an anti-Scientology website called The Underground Bunker.

A fourth accuser came forward later, though by then the LAPD investigation into Masterson had “stalled,” per Huffington Post reporter Yashar Ali. The cops would not approve that complaint, Ali wrote. Actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini suggested the falling apart of the police probe could have something to do with the Church’s regular donations to local law enforcement.

Also Read: Netflix Exec Out After Telling Danny Masterson Accuser ‘We Don’t Believe’ Misconduct Claims

In a statement, the Church of Scientology said: “The Church adamantly denies that it ever ignores any allegations of criminal behavior, especially at the expense of alleged victims. What is being stated is utterly untrue. This has nothing to do with religion. This story is being manipulated to push a bigoted agenda. The Church follows all laws and cooperates with law enforcement. Any statement or implication to the contrary is false.”

Masterson has denied the rape charges, having previously called the accounts “false allegations.”

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Danny Masterson has been dropped by UTA following a series of sexual assault allegations lobbed against the actor, TheWrap has confirmed.

In March, three women told the Los Angeles Police Department that they were sexually assaulted by Masterson in the early 2000s. The accusers say they came into contact with Masterson through the Church of Scientology, and were pressured into keeping the allegations quiet by the Church, according to a report from Tony Ortega, a journalist who runs an anti-Scientology website called The Underground Bunker.

A fourth accuser came forward later, though by then the LAPD investigation into Masterson had “stalled,” per Huffington Post reporter Yashar Ali. The cops would not approve that complaint, Ali wrote. Actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini suggested the falling apart of the police probe could have something to do with the Church’s regular donations to local law enforcement.

In a statement, the Church of Scientology said: “The Church adamantly denies that it ever ignores any allegations of criminal behavior, especially at the expense of alleged victims. What is being stated is utterly untrue. This has nothing to do with religion. This story is being manipulated to push a bigoted agenda. The Church follows all laws and cooperates with law enforcement. Any statement or implication to the contrary is false.”

Masterson has denied the rape charges, having previously called the accounts “false allegations.”

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A fifth woman has accused Danny Masterson of rape

As reported by Vulture, actress Bobette Riales has accused Danny Masterson of rape, making her the fifth woman to do so. Riales used to date Masterson, and she claims that he raped her “repeatedly” in a brief post on Twitter. She also said that she “stayed quiet long enough” and that she wants “to prevent this from…

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As reported by Vulture, actress Bobette Riales has accused Danny Masterson of rape, making her the fifth woman to do so. Riales used to date Masterson, and she claims that he raped her “repeatedly” in a brief post on Twitter. She also said that she “stayed quiet long enough” and that she wants “to prevent this from…

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