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Cartoon Network Fires "Clarence" Creator Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Cartoon Network Fires

As far we know, the show will continue without creator Skyler Page, who was let go after allegations of sexual assault from a co-worker at the network.



Source: Cartoon Brew

Cartoon Brew broke the story that Skyler Page, creator of Clarence, has been fired from Cartoon Network amidst claims of sexual assault from co-worker and storyboard artist on Adventure Time, Emily Partridge. The story has been verified and picked up by outlets like Variety and Buzzfeed.

Partridge first began tweeting about the incident on Monday:

 

 

 

 

 

Regular Show storyboard artist Ryan Pequin and illustrator Maré Odomo both named Page in tweets:

 

And after that, Partidge began publicly naming him as well:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to Head of Story on Clarence Patrick Harpin via Tumblr, fans of the show should hold Page personally responsible and not let it affect their support of the show and its crew, as he claims Page had little to do with the actual production:

Obviously Skyler Page sexually assaulted a female artist at CN. Skyler’s a piece of shit, and CN should give him the boot. Emily Partridge is one bad-ass chick for standing up to a guy who a lot of people wanted to cover up for. Skyler’s asshole behavior (though not yet sexual assault) was the main reason I quit the show more than a year ago.

I can’t imagine how fans of the show are feeling right now. But the reason you like Clarence, in spite of it’s creator, is because the “creator” had very little to do with the show. Despite what it says in the credits, Skyler never wrote a single episode of Clarence. It was created by the writers (me and Spencer Rothbell) and the talented board artists (people like Charlie Gavin, Derek & Diana). We took Skyler’s idea of “a fat dumb kid” and made a character out of it. Skyler mostly “kept the couch from floating away”, and read whatever lines we gave him. There’s been enough victims of Skyler Page, don’t punish the talented crew that actually raised Clarence.

- Patrick Harpin

 

We're glad to see that Cartoon Network acted swiftly in this situation. According to Buzzfeed, the show has not been canceled, but Heidi MacDonald at The Beat tweeted the following screenshot a little while ago, so that may be up in the air:

No public word yet of any public charges against Page. We'll keep you updated as we learn more.





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