Rumors of Savino’s behavior date back at least a decade, and have followed him through multiple productions that he has worked on over the years.
Nickelodeon did not confirm that Savino was not currently at the studio. A Nickelodeon spokesperson told Cartoon Brew:
“Viacom is committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, and to fostering a workplace free from harassment. As a matter of policy, we do not comment on specific employee matters, but we take all allegations of this nature very seriously, investigate them thoroughly and take any necessary actions as a result.”
It is not known how Savino’s leave of absence from the show will affect the rest of the crew or production of the series, which follows the adventures of Lincoln Loud, a boy growing up in a family with 10 sisters.
The series has been a major ratings hit for the network. The Loud House has rivalled Nick’s rating juggernaut Spongebob Squarepants. Nick reported last December that Loud House was their number two series in the 2-11 demo, averaging 950K viewers per episode, slightly behind Spongebob’s 984K average.