Danny Masterson Ousted from Netflix show, 'The Ranch' Actor Denies Rape Claims


Masterson and his former That '70s Show co-star and longtine friend Kutcher teamed up for The Ranch and the comedy was sold with the duo attached to star, playing brothers, and exec produce.

Danny Masterson has been written out of his Netflix show The Ranch, the streaming giant revealed.

"I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix's decision to write my character off of The Ranch", Masterson told TMZ. "[Monday] was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him", Netflix said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Masterson's firing comes a day after the news broke that a Netflix executive said Netflix "doesn't believe" the alleged victims' claims against Masterson. In this country you are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

One of Masterson's accusers, Chrissie Carnell Bixler, spoke out against Netflix last month.

"That '70s Show" now remains on Netflix following the streaming service's announcement that it was removing Masterson from "The Ranch". Netflix confirmed to The HuffPost that Global Kids Content Director Andy Yeatman made the comments, which they called "careless" and "uninformed".

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Later in the exchange, Masterson's accuser told Yeatman that she and the other women were telling the truth before adding: 'Netflix is going to regret this, this is a mistake, they're going to see'.

We're definitely curious to see how this whole thing plays out. The actor stands accused of raping four women in the early 2000s; the Los Angeles County District Attorney and Los Angeles Police Department continue to investigate the claims.

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