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October 18, 2017 08:30 PM

Nickelodeon has parted ways with The Loud House creator Chris Savino following numerous allegations of sexual harassment, PEOPLE confirms.

“Chris Savino is no longer working with Nickelodeon,” a spokesperson for the network said in a statement to PEOPLE Thursday. “We take allegations of misconduct very seriously, and we are committed to fostering a safe and professional workplace environment that is free of harassment or other kinds of inappropriate conduct.”

“The Loud House, which is currently in its second season, will continue to air on Nickelodeon and be in production,” said the spokesperson. “Season 3 is scheduled to premiere in early 2018.”

Savino’s exit comes after he was reportedly put on an immediate leave of absence by the network last week.

According to Cartoon Brew, at least 12 female Nickelodeon employees have come forward with accusations about the 46-year-old, including claims that he has made unwanted sexual advances and threats of blacklisting within the industry after consensual relationships with coworkers ended.

The director and writer has worked on numerous animated programs, including Johnny Test and Dexter’s Labratory, and has been nominated for three Primetime Emmys for his work on The Powerpuff Girls: ‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas, Escape from Cluster Prime and Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil.

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The reported allegations brought against Savino follow Harvey Weinstein’s ongoing sexual harassment scandal. 

Weinstein, 65, was fired from his powerhouse film studio, The Weinstein Company, after eight women — including actress Ashley Judd — spoke out against him in a New York Times report, accusing him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. The paper also reported that Weinstein reached private settlements with eight women, including actress Rose McGowan, who later accused him of rape on Twitter. Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and several other women also added their own accounts of alleged mistreatment, and more than two dozen women have now come forward.

Following the initial Times report about the allegations, Weinstein said in a statement that he was working with therapists and planned to “deal with this issue head-on.” He has also left Los Angeles and checked into a luxury resort in Arizona.

A spokesperson for Weinstein previously told PEOPLE in a statement that “any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”

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