Netflix Fires Executive Accused of Discounting Rape Accusations Against ‘The Ranch’ Star Danny Masterson

Earlier this month, Andy Yeatman allegedly rebuffed rape accusations straight to one of Masterson’s four accusers.

The Netflix executive who allegedly told a sexual assault victim that the company did not believe multiple claims made against recently ousted “The Ranch” star Danny Masterson has been fired, Vulture reports. The long-simmering allegations against Masterson, which now include four different women who have accused him of rape, recently came to a head after Andy Yeatman, the now-former director of global kids content, denied an alleged victim to her face.

The story was reported by The Huffington Post earlier this month, when one of Masterson’s alleged victims approached Yeatman at a kids soccer game to ask why the streaming giant had not yet cut ties with Masterson. Yeatman then allegedly told the woman, “[W]e don’t believe them,” not realizing she was one of the alleged victims.

When the original story broke, Netflix issued a statement that read in part, “Mr. Yeatman’s comments were careless, uninformed and do not represent the views of the company. Further, he would have no insights into decision making on ‘The Ranch.’ We are aware of the allegations against Danny Masterson and we are following the current investigation, and will respond if developments occur.”

Masterson was fired from the Netflix series just one day after the Huffington Post story regarding Yeatman’s alleged statements was published. Now Yeatman has been fired from the company, though Netflix has only offered up a short confirmation as to the recent turn of events. The former executive joined Netflix in 2011 and, prior to that, worked in Digital Distribution for The Walt Disney Studios.

Yeatman has not commented on the situation.

Despite the uptick in attention to the alleged cases, new charges have not been filed against Masterson, though the actor was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for accusations in the early 2000s. He continues to maintain his innocence.

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Netflix Fires Executive Over Danny Masterson Comment

A Netflix executive has been fired for comments he made in connection with the streaming service’s investigation of rape claims against actor Danny Masterson. Andy Yeatman, previously Netflix’s director of kids and family content, reportedly told a woman earlier this month that Netflix did not believe the allegations of sexual assault from multiple women against […]

A Netflix executive has been fired for comments he made in connection with the streaming service’s investigation of rape claims against actor Danny Masterson. Andy Yeatman, previously Netflix’s director of kids and family content, reportedly told a woman earlier this month that Netflix did not believe the allegations of sexual assault from multiple women against […]

Netflix Fires Executive For “Careless” Remarks On Danny Masterson Allegations

A Netflix executive who told an alleged Danny Masterson sexual assault victim that the company did not believe rape accounts about the actor has been fired.
Andy Yeatman, director of global kids content at Netflix, was terminated by the company on Dec. 11 over the comments, which were reportedly made in early December at a children’s soccer game. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the firing for Deadline: “Mr. Yeatman is no longer employed at Netflix.”
Yeatman reportedly…

A Netflix executive who told an alleged Danny Masterson sexual assault victim that the company did not believe rape accounts about the actor has been fired. Andy Yeatman, director of global kids content at Netflix, was terminated by the company on Dec. 11 over the comments, which were reportedly made in early December at a children’s soccer game. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the firing for Deadline: "Mr. Yeatman is no longer employed at Netflix." Yeatman reportedly…

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

The Netflix executive who said the company doesn’t believe rape accusations against “The Ranch” star Danny Masterson is no longer with the company.

On Tuesday, a Netflix spokesperson told TheWrap that Andy Yeatman, former director of global kids content, “is no longer employed at Netflix.”

Yeatman was approached in early December by a woman who wanted to know why Netflix had taken no action against Masterson. According to the Huffington Post, Yeatman told the woman, later identified as one of Masterson’s accusers, that “we don’t believe” the claims.

Netflix said Yeatman was not aware he was speaking to one of the accusers, but said his comments were “careless” and “uninformed.” The company also said that in his position, Yeatman would have no knowledge of decision-making about Masterson or “The Ranch.”

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Shortly after the Huffington Post piece was published, Masterson was fired from “The Ranch,” and Netflix announced he would be written out of the show’s fourth season, which resumes production in January. Masterson denied “the outrageous allegations” and said in a statement that he was “disappointed” by the decision.

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The Netflix executive who said the company doesn’t believe rape accusations against “The Ranch” star Danny Masterson is no longer with the company.

On Tuesday, a Netflix spokesperson told TheWrap that Andy Yeatman, former director of global kids content, “is no longer employed at Netflix.”

Yeatman was approached in early December by a woman who wanted to know why Netflix had taken no action against Masterson. According to the Huffington Post, Yeatman told the woman, later identified as one of Masterson’s accusers, that “we don’t believe” the claims.

Netflix said Yeatman was not aware he was speaking to one of the accusers, but said his comments were “careless” and “uninformed.” The company also said that in his position, Yeatman would have no knowledge of decision-making about Masterson or “The Ranch.”

Shortly after the Huffington Post piece was published, Masterson was fired from “The Ranch,” and Netflix announced he would be written out of the show’s fourth season, which resumes production in January. Masterson denied “the outrageous allegations” and said in a statement that he was “disappointed” by the decision.

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