Netflix doesn't stand for others speaking out on behalf of the company.
Andy Yeatman, director of global kids content at Netflix, was fired Monday morning after he told one of the four victims accusing Danny Masterson of rape that the streaming platform does not "believe" it.
Andy's opinion on the serious matter was revealed after "Victim B" approached him at the sidelines of a children's soccer game in Los Angeles. The woman asked Andy why Netflix had not let Danny go (at the time) since the accusations were very public. Afer he claimed Netflix wasn't buying the allegations, Victim B told him she was one of the victims and the conversation apparently ended quickly.
When Victim B shared her story with The Huffington Post, Netflix released a statement that read:
“Mr. Yeatman’s comments were careless, uninformed and do not represent the views of the company. Further, he would have no insights into decision making on The Ranch. We are aware of the allegations against Danny Masterson and we are following the current investigation, and will respond if developments occur."
Last week Danny was fired from his leading role in the Netflix series The Ranch and released a statement denying the "outrageous" rape allegations.
“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,” he said. “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.”