Sunu Gonera, co-creator and director of the upcoming TV series Parish, has been fired as a result of a sexual misconduct investigation, glamsquad reports.
In a statement shared with Deadline, AMC Networks confirmed Gonera’s dismissal, writing that the Zimbabwe-born filmmaker was ‘immediately suspended and then terminated at the conclusion of an internal investigation.’
According to sources who spoke with the publication, the alleged sexual assault occurred in late September at a ‘off-set apartment outside of production hours’ in New Orleans, where the show is currently being filmed.
According to sources close to Gonera, the encounter was ‘consensual,’ and the ‘behavior in question involved touching.’
‘We recently became aware of some very serious allegations against an individual working on this production, who was immediately suspended and then terminated at the conclusion of an internal investigation,’ read the full statement from AMC.
The victim, a longtime Gonera’s employee who did not work for AMC, has filed a police report.
According to the sources, the woman shared an apartment with Gonera during the production, and she reportedly spent the night in her room following the alleged incident.
According to the insiders, the woman sent Gonera text messages the next day inviting him to drinks with friends.
According to the publication, AMC’s investigation lasted about two weeks. A3 Artists and Thruline Entertainment, Gonera’s representatives, also dropped him.