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Mark Schwahn Fired from The Royals After Sexual Harassment Claims

Season 4 will still air as planned

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Megan Vick

Mark Schwahn has been officially fired as showrunner of theThe Royals after dozens of women accused him of sexual harassment both on the set of the E! soap and his previous show,One Tree Hill.

"We have concluded our investigation and Mark will not be returning to The Royals," a spokesperson for Lionsgate TV said in a statement, according to Variety. "The fourth season of the show has already completed production and will air as scheduled on E! in the spring."

One Tree Hill Showrunner Mark Schwahn Accused of Sexual Harassment

Eighteen women from the cast and crew of One Tree Hill sent a letter to Variety last month detailing how Schwann manipulated them "psychologically and emotionally," and put them in situations where they felt unsafe. Their letter was followed by one from 25 women on the set of The Royals who echoed the same complaints and claimed that Schwahn's predatory behavior had continued on the new show.

The Royals is a soap opera based on a fictionalized version of the British royal family and stars Elizabeth Hurley and William Moseley. It will resume this spring.