Netflix removes After Life producer Charlie Hanson from show following sexual misconduct allegations

Netflix removes After Life producer Charlie Hanson from show following sexual misconduct allegations

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.

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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.

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