It was revealed on Monday that Asher was kicked out of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators previous year when claims were made against him via an email to the group's director.
The executive director of the group confirmed the removal of both men this week, noting that the claims against them were investigated prior to their removal, USA Today reports.
Asher was reportedly expelled after the group received a number of anonymous complaints via email, which prompted director Lin Oliver to terminate his membership.More news: Snapchat Courts Creators With New Audience Analytics
According to Buzzfeed News, the decision was made after an investigation was launched into numerous anonymous allegations of misconduct against Asher past year.
It wasn't until this month that the comments section became flooded with additional accusations against children's authors, including Jay Asher.
Following the allegations against him coming to light, Jay Asher has spoken out, claiming that he is innocent and that he left SCBWI of his own accord. Asher and the famed illustrator David Diaz - who was also banned from the society - were both frequently mentioned in a recent article by School Library Journal concerning sexual harassment in children's publishing.
"We did so and Mr. Asher has agreed not to attend SCBWI events for the indefinite future". He admitted that he was afraid to comment on the situation because he didn't know who is going to believe him. "And I just could not deal with it any more".
"The truth is that I had been harassed by these people for close to 10 years..." When the show was renewed for a second season, everyone was buzzing about what the next season would entail.More news: Six US intelligence agencies warn against using Huawei phones
"Jay Asher was not involved in the second season of 13 Reasons Why". The upcoming season will not be impacted in any way'.
Later on Monday, the Oklahoma Writers' Federation told the Associated Press that Asher would not be giving a scheduled keynote address at its conference in May.
I hope that the allegations against Asher don't diminish the important messages and themes of the story, regarding sexual harassment.
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