It seemed to happen at a much slower pace than some other alleged creeps, but more people are cutting ties with alleged rapist Danny Masterson. In December, Netflix announced there would be one less douche on the range because Danny had been written off The Ranch. And then it was like, okay, so where is Danny going to work now? Well, he’s going to have a little trouble with that. The Huffington Post says United Talent Agency has dropped Danny as a client after 20 years.
UTA commented on their decision by simply telling HuffPo: “UTA no longer represents Danny Masterson.” A source familiar with Danny’s relationship with UTA tells HuffPo that the decision to drop Danny was made a while ago and it probably has to do with him currently being under investigation after four women came forward saying he raped them.
Danny signed with UTA around the same time he booked That ’70 Show. Before that he was playing Alicia Witt’s boyfriend on Cybill and the boyfriend in Beethoven’s 2nd. Normally I would say he could knock on his old agency’s door and try to get those boyfriend roles again. But with his current alleged reputation, I’m not sure anyone is going to want to cast him as someone who takes women out on dates. It seems like the only person who hasn’t dropped Danny is Scientology. Don’t worry Danny, I’m sure they still love you very much….just as long as your checks don’t start bouncing.
The Hollywood Reporter has an update on the Netflix executive who ran his mouth off at a youth soccer game earlier this month about the four rape allegations against Danny Masterson. Netflix director of global kids content Andy Yeatman claimed the higher ups at Netflix didn’t believe any of the allegations against Danny. It was also reported that Andy was condescendingly dismissive that Danny would suffer any repercussions. Little did Andy know that he was speaking to one of Danny’s accusers. Not long after the accuser came forward with her story, Danny was written off The Ranch. And now Danny is joined by Andy in the Former Netflix Employees Club.
THR says that Andy was fired on Monday. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the news to THR on Tuesday. When reached by email for comment, Andy Yeatman had nothing to say. Nothing, huh? That’s odd, he seemed pretty damn chatty at that soccer game.
Netflix’s spokesperson didn’t say why Andy Yeatman was let go, but it definitely had to do with that smug public attitude regarding Danny’s rape allegations. There’s also the how, like how the firing happened. I’m obsessed with Undercover Boss, so I want to believe it happened after Netflix head honcho Reed Hastings stuck on a cheap moustache and caught Andy spouting more BS about their network. “Did you know that to save money, we pay the Stranger Things kids in Eggos?”
Danny Masterson should probably update his SuckedIn account (I’m assuming that’s Scientology’s LinkedIn) to say former star of The Ranch. Because according to Variety, he’s been fired.
Not very long after Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of groping him at a party when he was 14, Netflix pulled a Verbal Kint on Kevin Spacey and like that (poof) he was gone. No more House of Cards, no more Gore Vidal biopic. Yet Danny Masterson, who stars on Netflix’s The Ranch, still found himself employed even while facing rape accusations. And according to a story published by HuffPo, they’re very much aware of the accusations.
In good news, er, news, actress Bijou Phillips was the recipient of a kidney transplant this week. Bijou has battled kidney disease for several years now, and has been on dialysis. It was revealed in February that she was told that she needed a kidney transplant stat. Well, she got it.
I don’t get into weekday morning drinking, but when I woke up to the headline, “LAPD PROBING SCIENTOLOGY AND DANNY MASTERSON FOR MULTIPLE RAPES, COVER-UP,” I nearly skipped the coffee and went straight to the booze.
Tony Ortega’s The Underground Bunker reports that several female Scientologists have gone to the LAPD to accuse Danny Masterson of That ’70s Show (seen above looking like a villain rapist police detective from a 1970s cop movie) of rape. Tony writes that one of the alleged victims went to the police after anti-Scientology warrior queen Leah Remini urged them to. But apparently, the reports have gone nowhere.