Is Netflix being hypocritical? The Huffington Post reports new episodes of The Ranch have begun production despite multiple accusations of rape against star Danny Masterson.
Masterson plays Jameson “Rooster” Bennett on the comedy, which also features Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott, Debra Winger, and Elisha Cuthbert. Netflix renewed the series for a third season back in July. Season 2B is slated to premiere on December 15th.
Last week, HuffPo reported at least four women have accused Masterson of rape and Los Angeles County is currently investigating the claims. Around the same time, Netflix cancelled House of Cards and cut ties with star Kevin Spacey because of sexual assault allegations.
However, Netflix has not taken action against Masterson as they have done for Spacey. Instead, the streaming service has released a brief statement saying they are aware of the situation and The Ranch will continue filming:
We are aware of the allegations and the subsequent investigation, and will respond if developments occur.”
What do you think? Do you watch The Ranch? How do you think Netflix should respond to these allegations?