Danny Masterson Fired From Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’ Amid Rape Allegations

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Danny Masterson is done at Netflix. The actor, who is facing of multiple allegations of rape, has been fired from the streaming giant’s scripted comedy The Ranch. Danny-Masterson_w710_h473_2x “As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch. [Monday] was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him,” Netflix said in a statement.   Masterson will still appear in the second half of  season two, due Dec. 15, and could return for parts of the previously announced  third season as the streaming giant writes him out of the Ashton Kutcher comedy. It’s unclear if another actor will be brought in to make up for the void. (Kutcher famously came in as the new male lead after Charlie Sheen was fired from CBS’ Two and a Half Men.)
The LAPD has been investigating  sexual assault claims against Masterson.   Three women came forward at the time with claims that the actor sexual assaulted them. The claims stem from an alleged victim’s 16-year-old claims that were brought to light after contact with Leah Remini as part of her A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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