If you’ve dug deep into this story, it’s creepy. Danny Masterson is a Scientologist, to start. When Scientology is involved shit gets really weird.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the LAPD has been investigating sexual assault claims against Masterson and a potential Church of Scientology cover-up since March. 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.
The actor, who is facing multiple allegations of rape, has been fired from Netflix’s scripted comedy, The Ranch.
“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.
There’s a lot of sick, twisted, creepy stuff to read about this story if you do some Googling. Any time that “church” is involved, shit gets disgusting.
Masterson denied the allegations on Tuesday morning and said he was “disappointed” in Netflix’s decision.
“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,” he said in a statement. “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.”
Time will tell. The details may become more clear. Wait and see…
UPDATE and SPOILER below….
If you’re watching the current season, you’ll have to wait until the last episode, and last scene, to see how Danny’s character leaves the show. I’ll let you watch and see it shake out for yourself.