The Ranch actor Danny Masterson maintains his innocence versus the accusations of sexual assault even after Netflix fired him from the series.
Danny Masterson says that he is “very disappointment” by the measures taken against him after four women accused him of rape. The actor has said since the beginning that he was innocent and that the accusations brought to him are outrageous.
On Tuesday, November 5, Netflix announced they have decided to let go Masterson, in the wake of the rape allegations.
As a response, the actor released a statement saying: “I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix’s decision to write my character off of The Ranch.” He added that he has denied the “outrageous allegations” against him since day one and that until present, he had never been accused of any crime, “let alone convicted for one”. He continued: “In this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, in the current political climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused. “
In conclusion, he added that he understood the circumstances and added: “I look forward to clearing my name once and for all.”
Netflix fired Masterson just days after one of his four accusers confronted the network about keeping silent on the matter. Executive Andy Yeatman initially reponded that they do not believe the accusations were founded, but later Netflix withdrew Yeatman’s words, calling the executive “uninformed” and “careless.”
In all fairness to Danny Masterson, his case is still under police investigation and it has not yet been decided if he would be charged.
Danny Masterson, 41, is married to actress Bijou Phillips, who has also faced accusations recently. 39-year-old Mean Girls actor Daniel Franzese posted on Facebook, in mid-November, a story involving his blonde co-star. He wrote she bullied him on the set, but he put up with it because he was afraid of losing his job.
Phillips responded that she did not remember having that kind of behavior, on the contrary, she recalls having a positive image of Franzese. She apologized, nevertheless.