'That '70s Show' Alum Danny Masterson Fired From Netflix Amid Rape Allegations

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Yesterday was Masterson's last day at Netflix. Masterson denied all allegations in March.

Masterson denied the "outrageous allegations" and blamed the current climate of sexual harassment in Hollywood for the resurfaced claims. "Law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined them to be without merit", Masterson said in a statement.

Masterson goes on. "I have never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one".

The actor plays Jameson "Rooster" Bennett and will still appear in the second half of season 2, set to hit Netflix on December 15. It was only after [the victim] was in contact with Leah Remini that she made allegations of sexual assault by Mr. Masterson.

The Huffington Post reported last month that the Los Angeles Police Department began interviewing Masterson's accusers in late 2016 and referred the case to the district attorney's office this past April.

Masterson lost his job as several other USA entertainment or media personalities have recently been fired over sexual misconduct allegations.

This decision comes just two days after the director of global kids content at Netflix told one of the four women who has accused Masterson of rape that company executives do not believe her or the other three alleged victims.

Masterson, who is also known for appearing on That '70s Show, has been accused of rape and sexual assault by four women and is now under investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney and the LAPD.

While it may be unusual for the network to have taken as long as it did to respond to the Masterson allegations, it's not so odd that they released their statement about doing so on Tuesday.

The actor has been starring in the sitcom The Ranch with his That '70s Show co-star Ashton Kutcher. The company agreed that Yeatman's comments were "careless" and don't "represent the views of the company", in large part because he isn't involved in decisions regarding "The Ranch". Netflix told HuffPost that Yeatman wasn't aware he was speaking to one of Masterson's alleged victims at the time.

Netflix took its time in firing Masterson compared to its quick moves to fire Kevin Spacey from "House of Cards" and cancel Louis C.K.'s stand-up special when the accusations against them surfaced.

One of Masterson's accusers, an ex-girlfriend, hinted that his involvement with the Church of Scientology protected him from police investigation. The Church of Scientology reportedly tried to cover up the allegations against Masterson.

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