Danny Masterson, known for his role as Steven Hyde in the show “That 70’s Show,” has been in the headlines as of late due to his sexual assault allegations that stemmed 13 years ago.
Netflix on Tuesday confirmed that Danny Masterson’s last day on “The Ranch” was Monday. “Netflix and the producers have written” him out of the show “and production will resume in early 2018 without him,” says a rep, per Variety.
In March, the LAPD disclosed that it began looking into Masterson in late 2016 after three more women accused him of raping them in the early 2000s.
“I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix’s decision … From day one, I have denied the outrageous allegations against me,” Masterson told HuffPost. “In the current climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused. I understand and look forward to clearing my name once and for all.”
On July 4, 2017, Netflix announced through its official “The Ranch“ Twitter account that the show had been renewed for a third season of 20 episodes to air in 2018. Masterson filmed the first 10 episodes of the season.