Clarence creator Skyler Page has exited Cartoon Network amid allegations that he groped a female artist. “Skyler Page is no longer an employee at Cartoon Network Studios,” confirmed a rep for the animation network Thursday.
The accusations gradually came to light over Twitter last week when friends of Emily Partridge, a storyboard artist on Cartoon Network show Adventure Time, called Page out for the alleged assault. Partridge began tweeting about the incident without naming Page, before finally identifying him as her alleged attacker on Wednesday.
Skyler Page, creator of Cartoon Network's "Clarence", is known to grope women without their consent. Don't be left alone in a room with him.
— maré odomo (@mareodomo) June 30, 2014
okay dudes, this Skyler Page Fiasco everybody is talking about happened to me, you can stop hounding my friends for "proof"
— Emily Partridge (@empartridge) July 3, 2014
Last night Partridge tweeted that she had reported the issue to HR at Cartoon Network, where she remains employed.
Page also worked as a storyboard artist on Adventure Time prior to creating the animated series Clarence, which debuted in February to 2.3M viewers. The well-received series was nominated for a Creative Arts Emmy in September. Page was a writer, artist, executive producer, and the star of the show who also voiced the title character, a young optimistic boy named Clarence. Given Page’s heavy involvement on the show, the high-profile nature of the scandal and the holiday week, there’s no word yet from the network on the fate of Clarence.
Cartoon Brew was first to report.