Nickelodeon Fires Chris Savino Over Sexual Harassment Accusations

Savino is showrunner for the animated series “The Loud House”

Nickelodeon has fired Chris Savino, creator and showrunner of the animated series “The Loud House,” over claims of sexual assault by several female employees at the kids’ TV network.

The dismissal comes after 12 women came forward accusing Savino of sexual misconduct and threatening to blacklist women who no longer wished to be in relationships with him, according to a report from Cartoon Brew.

The first to step forward was “BoJack Horseman” director Anne Walker Farrell, who revealed in a series of tweets that Savino harassed her in 2002.

On Tuesday, after Nickelodeon suspended Savino when the accusations began to surface, Farrell praised the network for the move.

“We take allegations of misconduct very seriously, and we are committed to fostering a safe and professional workplace environment that is free of harassment or other kinds of inappropriate conduct,” Nickelodeon said in a statement sent to TheWrap.

“The Loud House” is currently Nickelodeon’s second-highest rated show behind “SpongeBob Squarepants,” and follows an 11-year-old boy who lives with with 10 sisters. The show has been critically praised for its portrayal of same-sex couples and its ethnically diverse cast.

Nickelodeon says it will continue to air and produce the show, which is currently in its second season with a third set to air early next year.