Some of the biggest news in the showbiz sphere in recent months has revolved around allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. Prominent figures ranging from former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly to Hollywood bigwig Harvey Weinstein have been accused of serious misconduct, and they've faced the consequences of the allegations against them. Now, another person has lost his job over reports of sexual harassment. Loud House creator Chris Savino has been fired by Nickelodeon.
The news of Chris Savino's firing comes only a day after he was suspended from work on The Loud House following the emergence of sexual harassment allegations. As many as 12 women reportedly came forward with accusations of sexual harassment from Savino. Deadline reports that the alleged harassment included unwanted sexual advances and threats that women would be blacklisted after the end of relationships with co-workers. Few details are available, although reports may go back as far as at least a decade. Savino was first suspended from Nickelodeon on October 18, then officially got the axe from the popular children's network on October 19.
Nickelodeon Group president Cyma Zarghami distributed an internal memo throughout the company to make it clear to staff that "if you should encounter an uncomfortable situation at work, or witness one, you are safe to speak up." Additionally, she recommends that employees speak to their supervisors or Human Resources if they're unsure of how to proceed with an incident. The team at Nickelodeon is clearly taking steps to try and make sure that nothing like what has happened with Chris Savino ever happens again at the company.
If you're a fan of Loud House, you don't have to worry that the ousting of Chris Savino will mean the end of the animated series on Nickelodeon. Production will continue without the creator on board. The second season is currently airing on Nickelodeon, and it has already been renewed for a third season, which is slated to debut at some point in early 2018.
Loud House follows the story of 11-year-old Lincoln, who just so happens to be the middle child of a family comprised of 11 kids. The other ten kids are all girls, making Lincoln a boy with a whole bunch of older and younger sisters. Lincoln, Lori, Leni, Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lucy, Lana, Lola, Lisa, and Lily Loud get into a lot of shenanigans as a family, and we can bet that plenty more are in store in what's left of Season 2 and all of Season 3.
Loud House airs on Nickelodeon. If Nickelodeon isn't quite your style, there are plenty of other options for watching and streaming. Our fall TV guide and 2017 Netflix schedule can help you figure out what's up your alley and what isn't. Be sure to stay tuned to CInemaBlend for the latest in TV news.
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