'Full House' Creator Jeff Franklin Addresses Firing From 'Fuller House' Following Misconduct Complaints
Fuller House showrunner Jeff Franklin has broken his silence just 24 hours after he was fired from the Netflix series and his released from his deal with Warner Bros. TV. The veteran TV producer was accused of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior by other staff members of the show.
He took to social media to express his emotions about the news. He wrote: "I'm heartbroken to be leaving Fuller House. Creating and running Full House and Fuller House has been the greatest joy. I wish the cast, my second family for over 30 years, continued success. I'm so proud of all we accomplished together, and beyond grateful to our loyal fans. Adios Tanneritos!"
In the photo, he's posing with the show's star Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber and Candace Cameron Bure.
"Fuller House will return for a fourth season, as planned," a rep for Netflix confirmed. "We hope to go into production in the next few months."
ORIGINAL STORY (2/28/18):
Jeff Franklin, creator of the original Full House sitcom and its Netflix follow-up series Fuller House, on which he served as showrunner, has been let go from the spinoff series, and his deal with Warner Bros. TV has been terminated, according to Variety.
The news broke Wednesday, and according to multiple media outlets the decision comes after the studio received numerous complaints about Franklin's behavior both on the Fuller House set and in the writer's room.
"We are not renewing Jeff Franklin’s production deal and he will no longer be working on Fuller House," Warner Bros. TV revealed in a statement.
The accusations against Franklin include using verbally abusive language towards staffers and making sexually inappropriate comments about his private life. A source also complained about Franklin bringing women he was involved with on set and providing them with small roles.
Franklin has reportedly been investigated by Warner Bros. TV after the studio allegedly received a letter written by the Fuller House writers/staffers detailing his behavior.
Fuller House was renewed for its fourth season in January.
Fuller House, Seasons 1-3 streaming now, Netflix