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Netflix Fires Executive Who Didn't Believe Danny Masterson Sexual Assault Accusations

Netflix’s response to the rape allegations against Danny Masterson has revealed the streaming company’s stance on sexual harassment and assault. The streaming giant dropped Masterson from The Ranch after heavy criticism ahead of the release of the second half of the sitcom’s second season. But they were far from done, dropping the executive who unknowingly told one of Masterson’s accusers that he did not believe the accusations.

According to the Hollywood reporter:

Andy Yeatman, director of global kids content at Netflix, was let go from Netflix on Monday over his early December comments, made on the sidelines of a children’s soccer game. The Netflix exec is said to have not known that he was speaking to one of the accusers.

“Mr. Yeatman is no longer employed at Netflix,” a Netflix spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday in a statement. Reached by email, Yeatman declined to comment.

Netflix denounced Yeatman’s comments when the story broke:

“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 has denied the allegations against him and maintains his innocence and will still appear on the show through its current season and some of season three. Masterson will then be written out of the show.

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