THAT’S A WRAP! Report: Actor Danny Masterson dropped by agency after sexual assault allegations
Looks like some more of Danny Masterson’s chickens are coming home to roost.
Last month, Netflix axed him from “The Ranch” over allegations that he violently sexually assaulted multiple women. This afternoon, Yashar Ali, whose dogged reporting on Masterson — who may very well have lasted this long due to the criminally corrupt Church of Scientology‘s protection — has been excellent — reports that Masterson’s been dropped by his agency:
More from Ali:
The United Talent Agency, a top Hollywood agency, has cut ties with longtime client actor Danny Masterson, who is facing multiple rape allegations. The news comes a month after Netflix fired him from “The Ranch.” Masterson co-starred in and co-produced the show with actor Ashton Kutcher, whom he previously starred alongside on the sitcom “That ’70s Show.”
In response to a request for comment, the agency, which has represented the actor for 20 years, said, “UTA no longer represents Danny Masterson.” A source familiar with Masterson’s relationship with UTA said the decision to cut ties was made some time back. HuffPost first learned of the news from a source close to Masterson.
The Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office have been conducting an investigation into multiple allegations of rape against Masterson for almost a year. Four women have accused Masterson of violently raping them in the early 2000s. Three of the women were members of the Church of Scientology; Masterson is a prominent Scientologist. Masterson has denied all allegations of rape and said the encounters in question were consensual.
This is a big deal. Kudos to Ali for his hard work.