Netflix’s decision to air its remaining episodes of “The Ranch” starring Danny Masterson has invited backlash from the actor’s accusers.
Masterson was written out of the series when multiple allegations of sexual assault and rape emerged last year but Netflix announced that it would still release the episodes the actor shot prior to his firing.
In a statement to The Daily Beast, Chrissie Carnell Bixler, one of Masterson’s accusers said, “We get it, Netflix. You don’t believe us. You rub salt in our wounds.
“Is Danny Masterson still co-executive producer of ‘The Ranch’? You knew you had to fire him, but you do a bunch of reshoots so you can finish our rapist’s storyline up and give him a respectable send off. And there he is on TV in the new season.
“Kevin Spacey? Fired on the spot. Production halted. Ed Westwick? Louis C.K.? Are there active investigations into these accused men? Do you just not believe us? Do you agree with Jenni Weinman and the Church of Scientology when they say you cannot rape your wife or girlfriend? Are you afraid of Scientology’s Fair Game?”
Masterson is a long-standing member of the Church of Scientology.
Bobette Riales, another of Masterson’s accusers, also spoke to The Daily Beast, saying, “For Netflix to have taken such stern reaction and action regarding Kevin or Louis and then also firing Danny as well…Why now are they continuing to support in a half-ass way as a co-producer, meaning he still gets a check, and also airing shows after he was already fired?”