One of the alleged victims of badual badault of actor Danny Masterson says a Netflix executive told him this weekend that the company's top brbad do not believe in the four women who have accused Masterson of rape .
Netflix confirmed in a statement that Andy Yeatman, its director of global content for children, made such "careless" and "uninformed" comments, but noted that initially he was not aware that the woman to the He was talking about having accused Masterson of rape.
Masterson stars in the Netflix show "The Ranch," along with his former "That & # 39; Show" co-star Ashton Kutcher ("That & # 39; 70s Show" is also streaming on Netflix). Although four women have accused Masterson of raping them and the Los Angeles County District Attorney and the Los Angeles Police Department are investigating the allegations, Netflix has not taken any action against the actor, not even a pending investigation suspension.
The lack of action by Netflix – although the company moved quickly to suspend and fire Kevin Spacey after BuzzFeed published a report detailing an allegation of badual misconduct against the actor – has sparked outrage on Twitter, an online petition that had won more than 36,000 signatures on Monday morning, and a story from the Daily Beast entitled "The Disturbing Hypocrisy of Sexual Assault by Netflix ."
Victim B told HuffPost that he never expected Yeatman to say such a thing and was stunned. She said that she then said: "I am one of them."
Yeatman spoke with the woman, whom HuffPost refers to as Victim B, on the sidelines of a football game for children in Los Angeles. Yeatman is the coach of a soccer team for girls of 8 and 9 years. The husband of victim B is the coach of the team that played against Yeatman & # 39; s on Sunday. Their respective daughters play in teams that their father's coach.
When victim B approached Yeatman and asked if she worked on Netflix, she responds that she answered affirmatively.
Victim B said he asked Yeatman why Netflix was not taking action against Masterson in light of the district attorney's investigation and the multiple rape allegations. According to victim B and another witness, Yeatman said Netflix takes allegations of badual misconduct seriously, but "we do not believe them," referring to the four accusers of Masterson.
Victim B told HuffPost that he never expected Yeatman to say such a thing and was stunned. She said she then said, "I am one of them," which indicates that she was one of Masterson's accusers.
The conversation ended quickly.
Victim B said that Yeatman approached her in the game about an hour later, apparently to clear the air, and told her that she had no idea that she was one of Masterson's alleged victims.
Victim B told HuffPost that he started crying and told Yeatman: "I hope no one will tell your daughter that."
Yeatman told him he could not decide if Netflix would take action against Masterson.
Victim B told Yeatman that she and the other women who accused Masterson of rape were telling the truth and that " Netflix will regret, this is a mistake, they will see it"
victim B said, and the witness confirmed, that Yeatman said, in what they described as a condescending tone, "we'll see."
A Netflix spokesperson denied Yeatman saying "we'll see."
But the company confirmed in a statement that Yeatman told Victim B that Netflix executives did not believe the four women accused Masterson of rape.
"While serving as coach of a youth football game today, a stranger approached Mr. Yeatman, a programming executive for children at Netflix, who did not identify himself or explain his connection to Danny Masterson," said the statement. . "Sir, Yeatman's comments were sloppy, misinformed and do not represent the company's views, and I would have no ideas about decision-making at The Ranch . We are aware of the accusations against Danny Masterson and we are following the current investigation, and we will respond if the events occur. "
Victim B said he initially approached Yeatman when he learned from his husband that he was a Netflix executive. Frustrated by Netflix's silence on Masterson's subject, she said she hoped to give her an address. She said she did not intend to identify herself as an alleged victim until Yeatman said that Netflix's top brbad did not believe in Masterson's accusers. Victim B noticed that he had seen Yeatman in the past in other soccer games and that her husband knew him from previous games.
Masterson has been the subject of an investigation almost a year conducted by the LAPD and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Four women have accused Masterson of raping them violently at the beginning of years 2000 . The authorities have been told that they believe that Masterson gave his drinks something that led them to faint before and during the alleged violations.
Masterson has denied all allegations of rape and said that the meetings in question were consensual. A lawyer for the actor denied that Masterson had ever placed drugs in someone else's drink and said that, as a Scientologist, Masterson has a strict anti-drug policy for him and for the guests in his home.
Sources in the police department and the prosecution described the evidence against Masterson as "compelling" and "overwhelming."
Netflix has known of the accusations since at least March, when journalist Tony Ortega revealed that the LAPD had an active investigation of multiple allegations of rape against the actor.
Three of the women who have accused Masterson were members of the Church of Scientology at the time they say they were raped. The doctrine of the Church says that contacting the forces of law and order to denounce another scientologist is a serious crime and will declare him a suppressive person, which means that that person will be rejected from the church and his friends and relatives who must Stop talking to them. .
Despite this edict, victim B filed a police report against Masterson in 2004. But the case was quickly frustrated when dozens of Scientologists filed affidavits with the LAPD alleging that victim B was not telling the truth.
The LAPD officially reopened the case against Masterson in January and forwarded it to the district attorney in April. Sources from the police department and the prosecution described the evidence against Masterson as "compelling" and "overwhelming."
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