“I’m shocked and appalled to be taught of the historic allegations made by plenty of ladies towards Charlie Hanson,’ says Ricky Gervais on the sexual misconduct allegations towards his After Life producer.
Actor-comedian Ricky Gervais has responded to the sexual misconduct allegations towards producer and director Charlie Hanson. The producer has been faraway from Gervais-starrer After Life that streams on Netflix.
As reported by Variety, Gervais stated he was shocked and appalled to know of the historic allegations towards the producer.
Previously, Gervais and Hanson have collaborated on plenty of initiatives. According to the publication, Hanson was the producer of the sequence Extras, starring Gervais. He additionally produced Life’s Too Short, Cemetery Junction, and Derek.
“I am shocked and appalled to learn of the historical allegations made by a number of women against Charlie Hanson. The decision was made to immediately remove him from production and I am confident the matter is being handled thoroughly,” stated Gervais in an announcement on Saturday.
As reported by Deadline, after the allegations have surfaced, Hanson has additionally been suspended by BAFTA. He has been accused by 11 ladies between 2008 and 2016.
Confirming the suspension of Charlie’s membership, a BAFTA spokeswoman stated that plenty of critical allegations have surfaced about a person and that they’ve suspended his membership. The academy has additionally referred the matter to the police. “BAFTA is an arts charity and does not have the power to investigate historic claims of abuse therefore we have referred the matter to the police. The behaviour that these accounts allege is abhorrent, in complete opposition to BAFTA values, and has no place in our industry,” the spokesperson’s assertion stated.
Commenting on the event, a Netflix spokeswoman advised the publication that they acquired an nameless grievance towards Hanson. She additional stated whereas the allegations are historic in nature, they’ve eliminated him from the present, and reported the matter to the police.
Meanwhile, the company United Agents have additionally withdrawn their illustration of the producer until the allegations towards him are investigated.
On the opposite hand, Hanson has ‘categorically rejected any wrongdoings’ on his half, reported Deadline. The producer additionally stated that he would do what is critical to guard his status.