A Netflix executive told a woman that company honchos don’t believe the rape allegations against actor Danny Masterson — only to learn that she’s one of his accusers, according to a new report.
The anonymous alleged victim says she approached Andy Yeatman, Netflix’s director of kids content, at a children’s soccer game Sunday to ask why the company isn’t taking any action against “The Ranch” star, who is accused of violently raping four women since 2000, Huff Post reports.
“We don’t believe them,” Yeatman told her.
She replied, “I’m one of them,” then walked off, the site reports.
Netflix confirmed the exchange took place, but insisted Yeatman doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
“While he was coaching a youth soccer match today, Mr. Yeatman ― a Netflix kids’ programming executive ― was approached by a stranger who did not identify herself or explain her connection to Danny Masterson,” it said in a statement to Huff Post.
“Mr. Yeatman’s comments were careless, uninformed and do not represent the views of the company. 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.”
The woman filed a police report about the “That ’70s Show” actor in 2004, but her case went nowhere after dozens of Scientologists contradicted her testimony, Huff Post says.
Three of his four accusers were members of the religious organization — where Masterson is a lifelong member — at the time of their alleged attacks.
The LAPD has been investigating Masterson since January, and word of the probe went public in March, the site reports.
Masterson hasn’t been charged with anything, and denies all of the claims against him.
“The Ranch” is slated to debut on Netflix this month.