Jeff Franklin, who served as an executive producer on the Netflix reboot of Fuller House and the ABC original, has been relieved of his duties.
Franklin Gets The Boot
On Wednesday, Feb. 28, Warner Bros. TV, which handles the production of the Netflix reboot, announced that it will not be renewing Franklin's contract.
"We are not renewing Jeff Franklin's production deal and he will no longer be working on Fuller House," the studio said in its statement. This means that the studio is completely severing ties with the producer and he has not only been taken from the Netflix series but also from any future work with studio.
The studio's decision comes after it received a series of complaints about Franklin's behavior on set and in the writers' room. Last month, Netflix announced that it had renewed the sitcom for a fourth outing.
Complaints Of Inappropriate Behavior
According to multiple reports, Franklin was accused of being verbally abusive toward staff members and making inappropriate statements in the writers' room, including sexually charged remarks about his personal relationships and his sexual activity.
However, it has been pointed out that the complaints against Franklin are "behavioral" and not sexual in nature. It has also been noted that the allegations do not include any kind of physical misconduct with staff members.
According to an insider, the Fuller House crew also cited that Franklin would often invite women he dated on to the set and would give them a small role on the show.
Sources reveal that the studio received an anonymous letter more than two years ago with a detailed account of Franklin's inappropriate behavior with the show's writers and staffers.
Studio heads were also warned that Franklin "was a walking lawsuit waiting to happen." It is not yet known whether Warner Bros. conducted an investigation into the allegations at the time. However, it has been noted that the studio ordered a probe after receiving complaints over Franklin's behavior.
Shortly after Warner Bros. TV announced Franklin's sacking, the show's creator took to Instagram to say farewell to the series.
"I'm heartbroken to be leaving Fuller House," he captioned a photo of himself with some of the show's castmembers. "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!"
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! A post shared by Jeff Franklin (@fullerhouseguy) on Feb 28, 2018 at 6:21pm PST