'That '70s Show' alum, Danny Masterson, has just been fired from the Netflix series 'The Ranch.' After multiple rape allegations against the actor, the streaming service has finally decided to pull the plug.
Netflix's official Twitter released a statement this morning.
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
Three women have come forward with sexual assault allegations against the actor, which began when a victim's 16-year-old claim came to light in the A&E docuseries 'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.'
Masterson denied the allegations again this morning, saying he was "disappointed" in the decision to write him off.
He began, “I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix’s decision to write my character off of 'The Ranch.' From day one, I have denied the outrageous allegations against me."
"Law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined them to be without merit. I have never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one."
"In this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, in the current climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused. I understand and look forward to clearing my name once and for all."
"In the meantime, I want to express my gratitude to the cast and crew that I’ve worked so closely with over the past three seasons. I wish them nothing but success. I am also so thankful to the fans that have supported me and continue to do so," he concluded.
Masterson will still appear in the second half of season two, which will be released December 15. At this time, it's unknown if another actor will be brought in to make up for his absence.