Published Dec 04, 2017One of Danny Masterson's alleged assault victims says a Netflix executive told her that the company doesn't believe the four women who have come forward to accuse the actor of rape, The Huffington Post reports.
According to the publication, Andy Yeatman — who is Netflix's director of global kids' content — spoke to one of the accusers on the sidelines of a children's soccer game in Los Angeles, where Yeatman was coaching against the husband of the woman in question.
The woman, who HuffPo identifies as "Victim B," had approached him asking why Netflix had yet to take action against Masterson despite multiple accusations. The women and an additional witness recalled Yeatman saying the company takes the allegations seriously, but that "we don't believe them."
The victim said she was stunned, telling him, "I'm one of them," indicating herself as an accuser. The two then met again after the game with the conversation allegedly playing out as follows:
Victim B said Yeatman approached her at the game about an hour later, ostensibly to clear the air, and told her that he'd had no idea she was one of Masterson's alleged victims.
Victim B told HuffPost that she began to cry and told Yeatman, "I hope no one ever says that to your daughter."
Yeatman then told her that he can't decide whether Netflix takes action against Masterson.
Victim B told Yeatman that she and the other women accusing Masterson of rape were telling the truth and that "Netflix is going to regret this, this is a mistake, they're going to see."
Victim B said, and the witness confirmed, that Yeatman said, in what they described as a condescending tone, "we'll see."
In a statement to HuffPo, Netflix confirmed that Yeatman had made the comments, which they described as "careless" and "uninformed," noting that he was not aware of the women's connections to the Masterson. Netflix denied Yeatman had said, "We'll see."
Netflix was forced to make changes to the production of its successful House of Cards series following the emergence of allegations against Kevin Spacey. You can read their full statement to HuffPo below.
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. 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.