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Netflix fires executive who said company didn't believe Danny Masterson's accusers

Netflix fires executive who said company didn't believe Danny Masterson's accusers

Masterson's character was written off The Ranch just a day after Yeatman's comments were first reported, though he will still appear in episodes that had been filmed prior to December 5.

Netflix's slow response to accusations made against Masterson stood in contrast to the company's fairly swift actions taken against Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K.

Yeatman had been Netflix's longtime head of kidvid programming. According to The Huffington Post, Yeatman responded, "We don't believe them". The case is now being investigated by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, though it has reportedly stalled in part due to Masterson's affiliation with Scientology. Netflix in a statement issued earlier this month called Yeatman's comments "careless" and "uninformed" but it also noted that Yeatman had no involvement with "The Ranch" or Netflix's investigation.

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Masterson was sacked the following day.

Yeatman was sacked on Monday, The Hollywood Reporter reports. He coaches his daughter's youth soccer team and two weekends ago, his team was playing against one on which a daughter of one of Masterson's accusers plays.

'Her claims coming after nearly 16 years were surprising and shocking to say the least, ' said Jenni Weinman at the time.

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The Los Angeles Police Department has been investigating the case for close to a year, and in April handed over their initial findings to the district attorney's office. According to a separate report by the Huffington Post, Yeatman told the woman that, while Netflix does take seriously such accusations, "We don't believe them"-to which she responded, "I'm one of them".

'The Church of Scientology has no practice or policy forbidding the reporting of criminal wrongdoing allegedly committed by Scientologists or anyone else, nor does the Church expel, let alone punish, members to report crimes, ' said a spokesperson in a statement.

Masterson was removed from The Ranch a day after the HuffPost story was published and has continued to deny any wrongdoing. Further, he would have no insights into decision making on The Ranch. However, in the current climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused'.

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