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In the wake of several accusations thrown his way, Nickelodeon and Viacom fire The Loud House Creator Chris Savino over sexual harassment cases in the workplace.
According to a Cartoon Brew exclusive, the 46-year-old had initially been suspended following a number of allegations thrown at him by the women he worked with in the company. These included a myriad of inappropriate behavior such as unwanted sexual advances, threats of industry blacklisting, and even offering work in the fulfillment of a sexual favor.
A co-worker of Savino came forward bearing the news that the creator would even send her explicit messages and this was what led her to turn down work offered by the channel because of it.
In support of the women who came forward, director of Netflix’s BoJack Horseman, Anne Walker Farrell tweeted her support, citing a similar incident she had experience from Savino back when she had started in Cartoon Network 15 years ago.
Before he was officially fired, Viacom had already investigated the accusations and promised, in an official statement to Cartoon Brew, that the incidents will not be overlooked.
The statement elaborated that Viacom has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment.
Savino getting axed from Nickelodeon has been a long time coming since his sexual offenses date back to almost a decade before he started working for Nickelodeon’s The Loud House.
Despite Savino being fired, Nickelodeon is continuing the show along with the rest of the crew of the series.
The Loud House is Nickelodeon’s number two animated series in the 2 to 11 demographic, raking in almost as much ratings as Nickelodeon’s juggernaut cartoon series, Spongebob Squarepants.