Creator of Hit Children’s Show Suspended Amid Accusations of Sexual Harassment

Oct 18, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A TV producer and animator who is the creator and executive producer of the popular children’s show “The Loud House” has been suspended from the hit Nickelodeon program amid allegations of sexual harassment. Cartoon Brew reports that Chris Savino was put on “an immediate leave of absence last week.”

“The suspension follows extensive allegations of sexual harassment from employees at Nickelodeon against the 46-year-old animation industry veteran,” the story reports. “According to people within the studio, as many as a dozen women have come forward to accuse Savino of inappropriate behavior, ranging from unwanted sexual advances to threats of industry blacklisting after the end of consensual relationships with co-workers.”

Nickelodeon parent company Viacom would not confirm Savino’s suspension, issuing a statement that says: “Viacom is committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, and to fostering a workplace free from harassment. As a matter of policy, we do not comment on specific employee matters, but we take all allegations of this nature very seriously, investigate them thoroughly and take any necessary actions as a result.”

Cartoon Brew adds: “Rumors of Savino’s behavior date back at least a decade, and have followed him through multiple productions that he has worked on over the years.”

Savino’s many credits include “Rocko’s Modern Life” and “The Powerpuff Girls.”

“The Loud House” (Nickelodeon)

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  1. Thank you to those courageous women and men who stood up to point a finger at an abuser. The best way to stop this is for these people to be called out to supervisors and to the public. If the reason isn’t made public, these people can keep up their actions behind the curtain. This type of courage is needed throughout Hollywood.

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