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Dan Harmon Apologizes for ‘Abusing My Position’ With Female ‘Community’ Writer

Series creator admits to being an “awful boss and a selfish baby”

Last Updated: January 3, 2018 @ 1:06 PM

Add Dan Harmon to the list of show-business personalities coming clean about past misconduct.

Harmon spent part of his Tuesday apologizing to Megan Ganz, a writer on his former show “Community,” admitting to “abusing my position” while working with Ganz.

Harmon also copped to being “an awful boss and a selfish baby.”

The apology was preceded by a New Year’s Eve tweet from Harmon that read, “This was truly the Year of the A–hole. Myself included. We don’t have to make 2018 the Year of the Mensch but I hope it can be the Year of the Not as Much of an A–hole.”

Ganz, who parted ways with “Community” in 2013 before moving on to work on programs including “Modern Family” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” responded to Harmon’s message by tweeting, “Care to be more specific? Redemption follows allocution.”

“Was just shown this. And a previous sub tweet I think was about me. I didn’t want to add narcissism to injury by naming you without permission, but I’ve talked on my podcast about the lines I crossed. I will talk about it more in any way that you think is just. I am deeply sorry,” Harmon responded to Ganz. In another tweet, he added that he’s “filled with regret and a lot of foggy memories about abusing my position, treating you like garbage. I would feel a lot of relief if you told me there was a way to fix it. I’ll let you call the shots. Til then, at least know I know I was an awful boss and a selfish baby.”

Harmon’s apology drew a sharp response from Ganz, who wrote, “I wish my memories were foggier. I wish there was a way to fix it. It took me years to believe in my talents again, to trust a boss when he complimented me and not cringe when he asked for my number. I was afraid to be enthusiastic, knowing it might be turned against me later.”

Ganz added, “You want relief? So do I. I want to watch the first episode of television I wrote again without remembering what came after. Figure out how to give me that relief and I’ll return the favor.”

Harmon replied that he was “disgusted and sorry that I stained our show and your talent with my selfish, childish s—.”

“I get that I can’t erase it, don’t want to, but have felt sick about it. I have kept a wall between me and coworkers and I have preached doing so as gospel because of how I treated you,” Harmon continued.