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02 September 2020 16:40

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Comedian James Veitch, 40, accused of sexual assault and rape by more than a dozen women

HBO has pulled a comedy special by James Veitch in light of a number of sexual assault and rape allegations. The British comedian was dropped by his agency, WME, and edited out of a Quibi series he was due to host, following an exposé published by The Hollywood Reporter in which several graduates from Sarah Lawrence college made allegations about their experiences with Veitch. The streaming platform said in a statement, "We were deeply disturbed to learn of these allegations of unacceptable behavior by James Veitch and will be removing the special from our platform for now." "Our little network started bringing in stories left and right," Klien said "In just that first couple of days, I think I got three stories of rape and two of assault. Veitch declined to comment for the exposé, while according to the Hollywood Reporter a source said he denies all allegations. More than a dozen Sarah Lawrence alumni have accused British comedian James Veitch of sexual assault and rape during the time he attended the school as a graduate student over a decade ago.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a group of women who claim to be his former victims formed a network over Facebook to shares their stories. As a result of allegations, Veitch, 40, was dropped by his agency WME and HBO Max has pulled the rising star's special from its platform. More than a dozen Sarah Lawrence alumni have accused British comedian James Veitch of sexual assault and rape during the time he was a graduate student over a decade ago 'We were deeply disturbed to learn of these allegations of unacceptable behavior by James Veitch and will be removing the special from our platform for now,' HBO Max told DailyMail.com. 'Team Coco takes these allegations very seriously and supports HBO Max's decision,' a spokesperson for O'Brien's production company said. HBO Max, WME and Team Coco were first made aware of the allegations in August when two Sarah Lawrence alumni, Aston Hollins McClanahan and Jael Simonson-Tunic, emailed them detailing the claims.

The pair gathered the information on the claims from a Facebook group named 'James Veitch is a Piece of S***,' which was started by fellow comedian Kristen Gull back in 2017 after Veitch appeared on Conan. In just that first couple of days, I think I got three stories of rape and two of assault,' Simonson-Tunic said. Veitch, 40, was dropped by his agency WME and HBO Max has pulled the rising star's special from its platform According to The Hollywood Reporter, a former boyfriend confirms Tackett told him several times over the course of years that Veitch had assaulted her. The Hollywood Reporter states they also confirmed with a friend that Thorn had previously told them about the alleged rape. The women state that no sexual misconduct reports were made to the college but claim that Veitch was notorious on campus, with even a security guard commenting to one student 'Oh, that creep?

Sarah Lawrence confirmed with DailyMail.com that no allegations of sexual assault by Veitch were reported to the college. Comedian James Veitch's HBO Max special has been removed following allegations of sexual assault and rape. A number of women have made allegations regarding Veitch's behaviour when they were studying at Sarah Lawrence College when he was a graduate student over a decade ago. Veitch has not commented publicly, but according to the Hollywood Reporter "a source close to him says he denies all allegations". In the story in the Hollywood Reporter an HBO Max spokesperson said: "We were deeply disturbed to learn of these allegations of unacceptable behavior by James Veitch and will be removing the special from our platform for now." Production company Team Coco, which produced the special, said in a statement: "Team Coco takes these allegations very seriously and supports HBO Max's decision." HBO has pulled a comedy special from British comedian James Veitch following a slew of rape and sexual assault allegations.

An HBO Max spokeswoman said "We were deeply disturbed to learn of these allegations of unacceptable behavior by James Veitch and will be removing the special from our platform for now." In fact, it was the announcement of the special, which reportedly led a number of women who had attended Sarah Lawrence to write to HBO Max, Team Coco, which produced the special, and WME, according to the THR story. Veitch, who also hosts BBC Radio 4 series James Veitch's Contractual Obligation, declined to comment to THR but a source close to him told the publication that he denies all allegations. HBO has removed a comedy special by British comedian James Veitch from its streaming platform, following a series of rape allegations against the rising star. As well as the show – titled James Veitch: Straight To VHS – being pulled, the comic was dropped by his agency WME after two of his alleged victims wrote letters to the company. According to a source who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, he will be edited out of the Quibi series Q Talks that he was hosting.

An HBO Max spokeswoman said: "We were deeply disturbed to learn of these allegations of unacceptable behaviour by James Veitch and will be removing the special from our platform for now." More than a dozen accusations of rape and sexual assault were made against Veitch in a report published by The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday (1 September), by women who met the comedian at New York's Sarah Lawrence University in the 2000s. A source close to him told The Hollywood Reporter that he denies all allegations.