Danny Masterson has damaged his silence following his firing from Netflix’s The Ranch. The actor was written off the present on account of an ongoing investigation by the Los Angeles Police Division concerning a number of sexual assault accusations made towards the star.
“I’m clearly very disenchanted in Netflix’s determination to write down my character off of The Ranch. From day one, I’ve denied the outrageous allegations towards me. Legislation enforcement investigated these claims greater than 15 years in the past and decided them to be with out advantage,” Masterson, 41, advised Us Weekly in a press release. “I’ve by no means been charged with against the law, not to mention convicted of 1. On this nation, you might be presumed harmless till confirmed responsible. Nevertheless, within the present local weather, it appears as if you’re presumed responsible the second you might be accused. I perceive and look ahead to clearing my identify as soon as and for all. Within the meantime, I need to specific my gratitude to the solid and crew that I’ve labored so intently with over the previous three seasons. I want them nothing however success. I’m additionally so grateful to the followers which have supported me and proceed to take action.”
Danny Masterson and Ashton Kutcher in ‘The Ranch’ Greg Gayne/Netflix
On Tuesday, December 5, the community introduced that Monday was Masterson’s final day on set and that manufacturing will proceed in 2018 with out him. The actor performs Jameson “Rooster” Bennett and can nonetheless seem within the second half of season 2, set to hit Netflix on December 15.
He has been beneath investigation since March when 4 girls claimed that he raped them within the early 2000s. Three of the ladies declare they reported the alleged assaults to the Church of Scientology. Masterson denied all allegations in March, as did the Church.
Huffington Put up additionally reported that Andy Yeaman, an government on the streaming firm, advised an alleged sufferer that Netflix doesn’t consider any of the accusers’ claims towards Masterson.
“Mr. Yeatman’s feedback had been careless, uninformed and don’t symbolize the views of the corporate,” the community mentioned in a press release. “Additional, he would haven’t any insights into determination making on The Ranch. We’re conscious of the allegations towards Danny Masterson and we’re following the present investigation, and can reply if developments happen.”
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