An executive for Netflix was fired after making a comment to a woman on the sidelines at a children’s soccer match earlier this month in Los Angeles. The New York Times reports that Netflix confirmed that the executive, Andy Yeatman, no longer works for the company.
Yeatman, who was director of global children’s content for Netflix, reportedly told the woman that people at the company did not believe rape allegations against actor Danny Masterson, who was starring in the series “The Ranch.”
The Times reports that Yeatman “did not know that the woman he was speaking to was one of several who had come forward to accuse Mr. Masterson of rape, HuffPost reported. Shortly after she revealed this, the conversation came to an abrupt end.”
“Four women have alleged that Mr. Masterson sexually assaulted them,” the report adds. “A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department said it was investigating the claims, and Netflix said last week that it had fired Mr. Masterson from ‘The Ranch,’ a comedy series also starring Ashton Kutcher.”
Masterson has denied the allegations, calling them “outrageous.”