After Life producer Charlie Hanson has been removed from the show by Netflix after sexual misconduct allegations were made against him
Hanson, who has worked as a producer on shows including Extras, Derek and Birds of a Feather, has also had his Bafta membership suspended after women reported incidents of historical sexual misconduct this week.
According to the BBC, the story was first reported by Broadcast; and the anonymous accusations were sent to Netflix and Bafta on Monday (May 24). The Times states the allegations relate to 11 women; and include alleged incidents of sexual assault.
Hanson has released a statement via his lawyer in which he calls the allegations “demonstrably false”and also “categorically rejects any wrongdoing”.
Hanson has now been suspended from production of comedy-drama After Life; which is currently filming its third season; with Netflix saying: “Whilst the allegations are unrelated to his time on the sho; we immediately removed him from the production and also referred the matter to the police.”
After Life actor and creator Ricky Gervais, who has worked with Hanson on a number of projects; said that he was “shocked as well as appalled to learn of the historical allegations made by a number of women against Charlie Hanson”; also adding: “The decision was made to immediately remove him from production; and I am confident the matter is being handled thoroughly”.
Bafta has also released a statement; saying that it “immediately took the decision” to suspend Hanson’s membership of the organisation.
“The behaviour that these accounts allege is abhorrent; in complete opposition to Bafta values and has no place in our industry,” it said.