Netflix Fires Danny Masterson Amid Multiple Rape Accusations
Netflix ISN'T cancelling The Ranch. I know it's the least important part of this story. Just let me have my enjoyment that one of the best shows on TV isn't being taken from me.
But yeah, Danny Masterson? Fired from Netflix. No word on if long lost cousins Coy and Vance Bennett are going to become series regulars. Played by Topher Grace and Jon Cryer.
There's a lot of TV references in the sentence. I'd understand if you have to come back to it.
“As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of ‘The Ranch,'” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday. “Yesterday was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him.”The allegations have been around for years (see Danny Masterson’s Publicist Gives Worst Excuse for His (Alleged) Rapey Ways… and ‘That 70s Show’ Actor Danny Masterson Allegedly Raped FOUR Women. They Were Silenced…). What I think finally pushed Netflix over the edge? A Netflix executive telling a woman the company didn't believe the accusers. Turns out, the woman WAS one of the accusers.
Part four of “The Ranch” is set to premiere on Netflix as scheduled Dec. 15, with additional episodes slated to premiere some time in 2018. Netflix has traditionally divided the series into 10-episode batches, each of which is part of a longer season. It is unknown how many episodes from will debut this month and how many will be held until next year. Masterson is not expected to appear in any episodes released after Dec. 15. Also unresolved is the fate of Masterson’s executive producer credit on the series.
Not even the Fruity ClubChurch of Scientology can recover from that blunder. Xenu be damned!
So to recap the day's news. Danny Masterson? Fired. The Ranch? Still on the air.
Netlfix? Let's talk about Net Neutrality...