One month after Netflix fired him from his show The Ranch, UTA parted ways with the 41-year-old actor without any front-page fanfare.
UTA has been Masterson’s agency for two decades, and when contacted for comment, its only reply on the matter is: “UTA no longer represents Danny Masterson.” HuffPost reports that the agency’s decision to part ways with Masterson was actually made “some time” before the axe fell.
He has been under investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for nearly a year, but has not been charged with any crime.
In early December, through his now-former representative, Masterson denied all rape accusations.
Masterson’s alleged victims say Scientology — his religion since his mid-teens — played a part in protecting him from accusations, while Masterson and his former team blamed ex-Scientologist Leah Remini for provoking and egging on the women to report him. Both Riales and Carnell-Bixler have left Scientology.
Masterson was upset at Netflix’s choice to end his character’s story on The Ranch.
“From day one, I have denied the outrageous allegations against me,” he said about the initial accusations. “Law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined them to be without merit. I have never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one. In this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, in the current climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused.”
According to Masterson’s IMDb page, the actor has two upcoming movie projects: One titled In Limbo and the other Killing Winston Jones.