Netflix fires Fuller House creator after sexual misconduct claims

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Fuller House creator and showrunner Jeff Franklin will not be back for Season 4 of the series, as Netflix has let him go due to sex misconduct allegations.

This isn’t quite the behavior we’d expect from the man who created the Tanner family!

Over at Variety, the news is being reported that Jeff Franklin has been fired by Netflix. Having created Full House and its revival series on Netflix Fuller House, Franklin had been serving as the showrunner since Season 1. Though Fuller House is coming back for a fourth season, it’s going to be with someone else at the wheel.

Apparently, Netflix had received numerous complaints about Franklin’s behavior in both the writers’ room and on the set. He is described as being “verbally abusive” to some of the staff working on the show. Franklin had also reportedly been making sexually charged comments about his personal sex life to the staff. Additionally, Franklin would bring the women he’d been dating to the set to offer them bit parts in the series, earning him even more complaints.

Full House and Fuller House are both known for being rather squeaky clean. The family friendly shows have a reputation for their inspiring messages. It obviously seems very inappropriate for their creator to be doing the things he’s being accused of. But there must have been enough there for Netflix to cut him loose once they looked into it.

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Fuller House has already been renewed last month for a fourth season, and production is set to being without Franklin. No word yet on who’s replacing him, but stay tuned for updates.