Thirteen Reasons Why Author Jay Asher Denies Accusation of Harassment

Jay Asher, the author of the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why that became a hit Netflix series, has been expelled from a prominent writers society amid allegations of harassment.

Asher’s ban occurred sometime last year after he allegedly violated the organization’s harassment code, Lin Oliver, executive director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, told the Associated Press on Monday. The news came to light after the 42-year-old writer received backlash in the wake of a School Library Journal article on sexual harassment in children’s publishing. The article’s comments section was flooded with anonymous comments about Asher...

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