Actor Danny Masterson has been fired from the Netflix show, “The Ranch,” due to multiple sexual assault allegations.
Netflix released a statement yesterday that said, “Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch. Yesterday was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him.”
Masterson said he was "very disappointed" in Netflix's decision to write his character off the show, and noted that he has "denied the outrageous allegations" against him from Day 1.
He said, "Law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined them to be without merit. I have never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one. In this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, in the current climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused."
Masterson said that he looks forward to clearing his name "once and for all," but thanked his fans and the cast and crew of the show, wishing them "nothing but success."
Masterson plays Jameson "Rooster" Bennett on the Emmy-winning series.
Masterson’s rep denied the accusations, and said one of the accusers was Masterson's longtime girlfriend, who continued to date him after the alleged incident.
Source: USA Today