Netflix cuts ties with kids exec Andy Yeatman

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A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the firing for Deadline: "Mr. Yeatman is no longer employed at Netflix".

Netflix's slow response to accusations made against Masterson stood in contrast to the company's fairly swift actions taken against Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. Yeatman was the director of global kids' content at Netflix.

Yeatman was sacked on Monday, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Four women have accused Masterson, a longtime Scientologist, of drugging and raping them in the early 2000s, and one of his alleged victims, formerly a Scientologist, has accused the church of covering up the alleged sexual assaults and intimidating witnesses.

The woman who approached Yeatman at the soccer game didn't initially identify herself as one of Masterson's accusers.

So with 10 days before the new season of The Ranch was to premiere on Netflix, the decision was made to fire Masterson and the show announced they will be filming new episodes without him when production resumed.

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One Twitter user told Chrissie Carnell-Bixler, Masterson's accuser, that the L. Ron Hubbard book helped with her anxiety and OCD symptoms.

He later approached her, and she claims to have told him Netflix would come to regret how they were handling Masterson, to which he supposedly responded, "We'll see".

The streaming service later confirmed the exec made the aforementioned comment, and released a statement saying his words "were careless, uninformed and do not represent the views of the company".

This brings us to the soccer match earlier this month, during which Yeatman managed to dismiss the stories of Masterson's accusers-to the face of one of those accusers. "Further, he would have no insights into decision making on 'The Ranch.' We are aware of the allegations against Danny Masterson and we are following the current investigation, and will respond if developments occur", Netflix wrote in a statement.

Masterson denies all the allegations, but not the encounters themselves. Law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined them to be without merit.