13 Reasons Why: Netflix states Jay Asher ‘was not included’ in season 2

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Following the news that Thirteen Reasons Why author was expelled from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for breaking its harassment code, a Netflix representative launched the following declaration to EW concerning the upcoming 2nd season of 13 Reasons Why: “Jay Asher was not associated with the 2nd season of 1 3 Reasons Why. The upcoming season will not be affected in any method.”

On Sunday night, Lin Oliver, executive director of SCBWI, reacted to confidential remarks about Asher stating that he and another author had “been expelled from the SCBWI” and were “not welcome as members, faculty or speakers … There is a zero tolerance policy for harassment, there is a preponderance [of] powerful and respected women on our board, on our staff, and in our membership.” Oliver later on informed Buzzfeed of Asher, “After we investigated, we felt that terminating his membership was the proper course of action. 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 himself then informed Buzzfeed on Monday, “It’s very scary when you know people are just not going to believe you once you open your mouth. I feel very conflicted about it just because of what’s going on in the culture and who’s supposed to be believed and who’s not … I understand the predicament they’re in with everything going on and to want to protect themselves. I love the organization, but they didn’t decide to push me out. It was my decision, even though [Oliver] said the email contained nothing that their organization should have anything to do with.”

While season 1 of 13 Reasons Why fixated high school trainee Hannah Baker and her schoolmate Clay paying attention to the 13 cassette tapes she taped drawing up the occasions that caused her death by suicide, season 2 will dig a bit more into the lives of Hannah’s schoolmates and how her choice impacted them.

When Netflix will premiere season 2,

There’s no word yet on.

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