Wednesday star 'written out of show' following sexual misconduct allegations

A star of the hit Netflix series Wednesday has reportedly been written out of the show after being accused of sexual misconduct.

In January, a series of tweets accused Canadian actor Percy Hynes White, 22, of alleged sexual activities with several women.

Soon after some people on social media called for him to be removed from the show.

Then, in June, the actor addressed the allegations, saying there had been a ‘campaign of misinformation’ and the claims were ‘baseless and harmful’.

However, he now appears to have lost his job on The Addams Family spin-off, which stars Jenna Ortega and saw him play Xavier Thorpe, a student who has the ability to make his art come to life.

A source close to Hynes White’s family has indicated he will not be appearing on the second season.

‘Percy is wonderful young man, that’s the truth,’ they said.

‘He never took part in any of the false claims again him, which were on Twitter and never followed up or substantiated.

‘Percy is respectful, gracious, talented actor, a true professional. He’s unfailingly polite to all, including the crew and his fans, most of whom are loyal to him as it should be,’ they added when speaking to the Daily Mail.

They continued: ‘For Netflix to drop him from the show is a disgrace. It was just false rumours. It’s just not right.’

Netflix has reportedly told the publication that the ongoing strikes in Hollywood have meant no decision on casting for the next season has been made.

Hynes White and his parents, both of whom are actors and writers, have strongly denied the allegations since they first emerged.

His father, actor and novelist Joel Thomas Hynes, 47, shared a statement in support of his son in recent months and said he was being ‘wrongly accused’.

‘I used to quite blindly subscribe to the old adage that where there’s smoke there must be fire,’ he wrote.

‘But if these past few months have made anything absolutely clear, it’s that where there’s smoke (even if there’s a whole lot of it) sometimes that’s all it is – smoke.’

He went on to say that the ‘anonymous online hatred’ left people prevented from speaking up for the ‘wrongly accused’.

‘If publicly offering my support for my kind and gentle, massively talented son equates to me throwing myself to the wolves – so be it, come what may,’ he said.

The post was also shared by Hynes-White’s mum Sherry White, 52, a successful writer and film producer.

The source added that the actor would be ‘just fine’ as people in the business ‘know his character and talent’.

They also slammed Netflix and the team behind Wednesday and said they ‘should be ashamed of themselves for treating him so unfairly’.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Netflix and representatives for Percy Hynes White for comment.

Wednesday is streaming on Netflix.

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