Netflix has now released another statement surrounding the removal of a series characters due to sexual assault allegations.
Not too long ago the streaming service announced its plan to continue with House of Cards without Kevin Spacey, who was charged with sexual assault, and now they have decided to continue onward with their series The Ranch without actor Danny Masterson since he is being accused of rape.
“As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch," the statement reads, via USA Today. "Yesterday was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him.”
Danny has denied the allegations against him from three women who have accused him of assault in the early 2000s.
“I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix’s decision to write my character off of The Ranch. From day one, I have denied the outrageous allegations against me. I have never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one,” Danny said in a statement via The HuffPost. “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. I understand and look forward to clearing my name once and for all.”
One of the women accusing Danny of assault, Chrissie Carnell Bixler, blasted Netflix last month for not making moves to dismiss Danny when the accusations first came to be.
"What Netflix has done, feels like...I don't matter. The other women don't matter. Our pain means nothing, and we should be good little girls and shut our mouths. No!" she said. "I'm going to be an amazing woman who will NOT shut my mouth when I find out my rapist raped countless other women. I will NOT shut my mouth when Netflix tries to make us feel like we don't matter. We DO matter. We ARE important. We will see justice for what was done to us, and is continuing to be done to us...and for all those who knew/know and are either actively helping this serial rapist or are choosing to stay silent...YOU don't matter."