After discussing with the producers, we've decided to write Danny Masterson off of The Ranch.
Yesterday was his last day of work, and we'll make new episodes in 2018 without him.— Netflix US (@netflix) December 5, 2017 reports that after one of Masterson’s accusers filed a police report in 2004 saying that Masterson raped her while she was “passed out,” “the Church of Scientology intervened and submitted more than 50 affidavits from Scientologists who denied the woman’s account.” Back in March, journalist Tony Ortega broke the story that Masterson was being investigated by the LAPD for “at least three alleged cases of rape or sodomy of women who were also Scientologists and who claim they were pressured by the Church of Scientology not to contact police or go public with their accusations.” A law enforcement agent reportedly told reporter Yashar Ali that evidence against Masterson was “overwhelming,” but the case was slow to move forward in the Los Angeles district attorney’s office.
“The Los Angeles Police Department investigated Remini’s fraudulent missing person report regarding Mrs. Repeating bogus allegations is irresponsible,” Shelly Miscavige’s lawyer Jeffrey Riffer wrote The Wrap on Saturday.
Read the church’s lengthy rebuttal to Remini’s concerns about Miscavige.
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I was made to feel like I didn’t matter,” she added.
“Every year around Christmastime [Scientology’s] Celebrity Centre International …
presents the Hollywood Police Department with a check for this Police Activities League, which gives back to children,” Remini told writer Marlow Stern.
Netflix took swift action with accused abusers like Kevin Spacey, shelving a Gore Vidal biopic it planned to release and refusing to air their flagship series “House of Cards” if production continued with him in the lead role.
“We are aware of the allegations and the subsequent investigation, and will respond if developments occur,” Netflix said of the Masterson accusations.
At the time, in 1985, Rapp and Spacey were both performing in Broadway productions, and Spacey was 26.
Spacey responded by saying he had no recollection of the incident, but was horrified, and then used the occasion to come out as gay.
The announcement comes one day after the reported that one of Masterson’s alleged victims approached Netflix executive Andy Yeatman at a children’s soccer game in Los Angeles this weekend and asked why Netflix hadn’t responded to the allegations against Masterson.