The “Thirteen Reasons Why” Author Says He's Being Harassed After Having "Affairs With Consenting…
The allegations against Asher came to light yesterday after Lin Oliver, the executive director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, said the author has been expelled from the literary organization.
“After we investigated, we felt that terminating his membership was the proper course of action,” Oliver told BuzzFeed News on Monday. “We have always been really sensitive to sexual harassment issues and have a zero tolerance policy, but clearly our policies haven’t prevented violations, so we’re taking this opportunity to take another look at our guidelines.”
Asher did not name the people he says are harassing him. The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has also not revealed who made the complaint against Asher.
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