Why did James Snyder get fired from 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'?
James Snyder, who was playing Harry Potter in 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' has been fired from the Broadway Production after a co-star registered a complaint about his conduct. Reportedly, the complaint was made by a female co-star in the month of November 2021.
On Sunday night, January 23, the producers released a statement saying that after an independent investigation, the team decided to terminate the contract of James Snyder. The statement, however, didn't specify the allegation. Synder had been suspended ever since the complaint was made against him by a female co-star in November. The actor, however, has not responded to the accusation or his termination yet.
According to NYPost, the statement by the producers said, "We are committed to fostering a safe and inclusive workplace, which is why we have robust workplace policies and procedures in place for all those involved in 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." 'Harry Potter and the Cursed child' is the play that picks up exactly 19 years from where JK Rowlings's last novel left off, casting Harry Potter and his friends as grown-ups and mature individuals. In addition, the play also bagged Tony Awards for the Best Play in 2018.
The producers also added by saying, "This includes strict prohibitions against harassment not in any form, as well as channels through which any employee can report conduct that they believe is inappropriate. We will continue to do all we can to ensure the extremely talented team that brings this production to life feels safe, empowered, and fully supported." Various news panels have shared the news and it is now creating a buzz on social media.
A tweet read, "Out of respect for her privacy” — um, a little late for that? There are things we don’t know, of course, and maybe there’s a factor I’m omitting, but why the name of someone filing a complaint was released and why outlets are repeating it is beyond me."
“Out of respect for her privacy” — um, a little late for that?— Ilana Keller (@IlanaKeller) January 23, 2022
There are things we don’t know, of course, and maybe there’s a factor I’m omitting, but why the name of someone filing a complaint was released and why outlets are repeating it is beyond me.