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No change to Netflix's 13 Reasons Why plans amid sexual misconduct allegations against author Jay Asher

No change to Netflix's 13 Reasons Why plans amid sexual misconduct allegations against author Jay Asher
From CBC - February 14, 2018

A planned second season of 13 Reasons Whyon Netflix will be unaffected by the recent allegations of sexual misconduct against author Jay Asher.

Netflix said in a statement on Tuesday that Asher was uninvolved in the new season, scheduled to air this year. The streaming network added that the series would "not be impacted."

Asher's best-seller from 2007 about a suicidal teenager is the basis for the popular Netflix show.

On Monday, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators told The Associated Press that Asher was kicked out of the organization because of complaints about harassment. The Oklahoma Writers' Federation already has cancelled a planned keynote address by Asher at a conference in May.

Asher has said he chose to leave the children's writers society and was himself a victim of harassment. In an email to the AP, he did acknowledge having affairs with "consenting adults."

"I am ashamed of myself and the pain our actions caused our families," wrote Asher, 42, who has been married since 2002.

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