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

Streaming giant later called comments by former Global Kids Content director Andy Yeatman “careless” and “uninformed,”

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.