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Scientologist Danny Masterson dropped by agent amid sexual assault allegations

Former That 70s Show star Danny Masterson has lost both his Netflix show and now his agent following multiple claims that he drugged and raped women in the early 2000s.

Deadline reports that Masterson has parted ways with his agency United Talent Agency (UTA.) A representative for UTA reportedly confirmed that the agency is no longer representing Masterson, an unnamed sources told Deadline that the agency had dropped the actor “some time ago.”

As CrimeOnline previously reported, five women have now come forward to accuse Masterson, a member of the Church of Scientology, of violent sexual assault. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office is reportedly investigating the claims, but no charges have been filed.

As Fox News previously reported, multiple sources claimed that the Church of Scientology tried to silence Masterson’s accusers, and one former member said that Scientology routinely protects its members from claims of criminal behavior.

“The church works to protect the church first,” the former Scientologist told Fox News.

Amid public pressure, Netflix fired Masterson from the streaming service’s original comedy series The Ranch. Netflix’s decision came days after an executive who is not involved in the series told a woman that employees at Netflix did not believe that accusations against Masterson, unaware that he was speaking to one of the actor’s accusers. That executive has since been fired.

After he was fired from The Ranch, Masterson released a statement declaring his innocence.

“From day one, I have denied the outrageous allegations against me. Law enforcement investigated these claims more than 15 years ago and determined them to be without merit,” Masterson said in a statement to CNN.

“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.”

It is not known if Masterson has secured new representation.

[Feature image: Associated Press]