The 46-year-old television show creator, Chris Savino, was put on indefinite suspension following multiple claims of sexual harassment levied at the show creator.
Cartoon Brew is reporting that the creator of Loud House has had a decade’s worth of rumors surrounding sexual misconduct across the various jobs he’s held at Nickelodeon.
In a statement to Cartoon Brew, a Viacom spokesperson stated…
“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.”
According to Cartoon Brew, they shared one of the stories from an artist who claimed that Savino made advances toward an artist with inappropriately lewd messages, and when she didn’t reciprocate and was turned down, her project was canned.
The artist reportedly did not bring the issue to the head of Nickelodeon at the time because she was worried that it might affect her career in the entertainment industry.
Savino joins other recent producers, showrunners, and journalists within the entertainment industry who have been outed for sexual misconduct. Previously, there was a string of anti-#GamerGate critics who were being ousted from their jobs, forced to resign, or arrested and charged with multiple counts of rape.
It’s interesting that the media industry worked so hard to convince people that something like #PizzaGate was a fake conspiracy theory, but it’s starting to look more like the conspiracy may have hit a little too close to home.
Savino’s suspension comes on the heels of other females within the entertainment industry telling their stories and sharing their experiences of alleged sexual harassment and abuse at the hands of those in powerful positions within the industry, all sparked after the expose on Harvey Weinstein’s decades of perverse decadence.