'Loud House' Creator Chris Savino Suspended by Nickelodeon Over Sexual Harassment Allegations
Anne Walker Farrell, a director on 'Bojack Horseman,' also asserted on her Twitter account that Savino had harassed her 15 years previously.
Nickelodeon has suspended Chris Savino, creator of the hit show The Loud House, after multiple women came forward with sexual harassment allegations against the animator.
According to a report first published Tuesday in Cartoon Brew, up to a dozen women have accused Savino, 46, of sexual harassment, unwanted advances and inappropriate behavior as well as threats of blacklisting female colleagues who were no longer in consensual relationships with him.
Nickelodeon has not confirmed publicly that Savino has been suspended. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson said, “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.”
On Wednesday, Anne Walker Farrell, a director on the Netflix animated series Bojack Horseman, tweeted her support for Savino's apparent suspension. And in a series of subsequent tweets, Farrell claimed that Savino had sexually harassed her 15 years previously. Farrell hashtagged her tweets with "MeToo," the viral social media campaign that has seen thousands of women and men come forward with their stories of abuse and assault.
What a night.— Anne Walker Farrell (@lemurmcfemur) October 18, 2017
I carried this story too long.
Tiny animation bbs, I see u. I love you. Let's take care of each other. <3
Created by Savino, Loud House first aired on Nickelodeon in 2016 and follows the life of a boy named Lincoln Loud, the only son in a family of 11 children. The animated show has been a ratings hit and garnered critical praise for its portrayal of same-sex couples and its diverse mix of characters as well as its humor.