Andy Yeatman is said to have interacted with one of Masterson's alleged victims at a children's football game in LA
Netflix has fired executive Andy Yeatman – after he reportedly claimed not to believe women who accused Danny Masterson of rape earlier this month.
Masterson – who played Steven Hyde in That ’70s Show as well as Rooster in Ashton Kutcher-led Netflix comedy The Ranch – faces allegations of rape from four women, with all the alleged incidents said to have taken place in the early 2000s.
Back in March, it was reported that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) were looking into claims of historic sexual assault against Masterson. The actor has denied the claims.
Now, it has been reported that the former director of global kids content at Netflix, Andy Yeatman, has been fired following an interaction with one of Masterson’s accusers at a children’s football game.
“Mr. Yeatman is no longer employed at Netflix,” a Netflix spokeswoman confirmed in a statement.
The firing follows a report by the Huffington Post – which detailed the interaction between the exec and the accuser in LA, in which Yeatman reportedly told the woman, “We don’t believe them,” before she responded, “I’m one of them.”
The accuser reportedly did not identify herself as one of Masterson’s alleged victims until he asked her why the actor was – at the time – still employed by Netflix, despite being investigated.
Masterson was fired and written out of The Ranch, with production set to resume in 2018 without him – though he will still appear in several episodes that were filmed before his firing, according to Deadline.