Award-winning producer has also been pulled from Ricky Gervais’s hit show
Hanson is a prominent figure in TV, having worked on well-known shows such as Birds of a Feather en Desmond’s. Most recently, he had again joined forces with his Extras collaborator Ricky Gervais on his drama-comedy Na die lewe.
As reported by Die tye, 11 women have written to Bafta and Netflix with accusations of serious sexual assault against Hanson to have occurred between 2008 en 2015.
The publication reports that his accusers allege that he used “his reputation” to prey on them as young women by “promising them a starry career under his wing”.
The women, who remain anonymous, have accused the 68-year-old of abusing his position of power by making unsolicited sexual advances towards them and making them fearful of professional repercussions should they rebuff or report him.
One accuser claims that Hanson had initially “acted as a mentor” before he sexually assaulted her at her home in 2015 at a time when she was too inebriated to consent.
Volgens Die tye, the producer has denied the accusations, stating that he would cooperate with any formal investigation into these “historical and false allegations”.
He told the publication that he wishes to fight the claims “because I know that’s not what I’m like”.
In response to the 5,000-word letter sent by these women urging Netflix and Bafta to take action against Hanson, Bafta has suspended the producer’s membership.
Netflix has also confirmed that Hanson has been removed from Na die lewe’s production.
Die Onafhanklike has contacted a representative of Hanson’s for comment.
Clarke starred in and co-created Sky’s crime drama Bulletproof, a fourth series of which was commissioned in January. Sky has since “halted” its work with the actor, effective immediately.
Die Kidulthood en Doctor Who ster, 45, has “vehemently” denied “any sexual misconduct or wrongdoing”.
Speaking about the Clarke allegations in an interview with Variety vroeër vandeesmaand, Hanson said that abuse of power in the entertainment industry is “learnt behaviour that is not confronted enough”.
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