Executives at Nickelodeon fired the creator of “The Loud House,” Chris Savino after several women accused him of sexual harassment according to a report from Cartoon Brew. The outlet claimed that at least twelve female Nickelodeon employees accused him of unwanted sexual advances and threats of blacklisting.
After the allegations came to the surface, higher-up’s at the network put him on an “immediate leave of absence.”
Although a spokesperson for the organization didn’t confirm the news, Viacom, the parent company of the network, released a statement that stated they are “committed to the safety and well-being of our employees.”
Additionally, they wrote, “as a matter of policy, we do not comment on specific employee matters.” However, they take threats and allegations of that nature seriously.
At the moment, fans are unsure how the show will continue considering it’s primary contributor just left. Not only did Savino create The Loud House, but he also worked on other programs like Johnny Test, Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, and Escape from Cluster Prime.
As you may already know, the allegations against Chris come after the 65-year-old film producer, Harvey Weinstein, lost his job at his own company when charges of sexual assault, harassment, coercion, and intimidation over the course of thirty years came to light.
After the New York Times and The New Yorker released two different exposé’s regarding his horrific conduct, Harvey had to leave his position; he lost his wife, and his time in the industry is over.
In the report from The New York Times, the publication stated Harvey came to eight different settlements during his career including with actress, Rose McGowan, whom Harvey allegedly raped when she was a young girl.