In the past few days, Emily Partridge, a female artist who works on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, went public on Twitter with allegations she had been sexually assaulted by Skyler Page, the creator of Clarence, also on Cartoon Network.
A Cartoon Network spokesperson told BuzzFeed on Thursday that Page has since been fired. “Skyler Page is no longer an employee at Cartoon Network Studios,” he wrote in an email.
2. On Tuesday, Partridge began tweeting obliquely, not naming Page or specifying what had happened.
6. But after the particulars began to leak out through social media, Partridge came forward Wednesday.
Clarence, about a boy and his friends, began airing in February 2014, and has done well for the network. Before its premiere, Variety called it a “nifty little gem,” and Page, who also voices Clarence, a “wunderkind.”
On Thursday, one of Clarence’s former writers, Patrick Harpin, slammed Page on Tumblr.
“Obviously Skyler Page sexually assaulted a female artist at CN. Skyler’s a piece of shit, and CN should give him the boot. Emily Partridge is one bad-ass chick for standing up to a guy who a lot of people wanted to cover up for. Skyler’s asshole behavior (though not yet sexual assault) was the main reason I quit the show more than a year ago.”
Harpin went on to say that Page “never wrote a single episode of Clarence,” and fans shouldn’t “punish the talented crew that actually raised Clarence.”
The Cartoon Network spokesperson said that the show, which is still in its first season, will continue.
Page did not immediately respond to an interview request sent over Facebook.