Jeff Franklin is the creator of the sitcom Full House, which aired on ABC from 1987 to 1995. In 2016, the show was revived as Fuller House on Netflix. However, Franklin left the show in 2018 amid allegations of misconduct.
Allegations of misconduct
In 2017, Warner Bros., the studio that produces Fuller House, launched an investigation into Franklin’s behavior after receiving complaints from multiple employees. The allegations included:
- Inappropriate behavior in the writers’ room, such as making sexually suggestive comments and discussing his sex life
- Giving roles to women he was dating
- Verbal abuse
- Suggesting that female staffers dress more seductively
Franklin’s response to the allegations
Franklin denied all wrongdoing. He accused showrunner Bryan Behar of orchestrating a conspiracy to get him fired.
Franklin’s departure from Full House
After the investigation, Warner Bros. decided not to renew Franklin’s contract. He was fired from Fuller House in February 2018.
In April 2019, Franklin sued Behar for wrongful termination and defamation. Franklin alleged that Behar fabricated and twisted information in order to get him fired. Behar denied all wrongdoing.
The lawsuit was dismissed in 2022. The judge ruled that Franklin was unlikely to prove that Behar was responsible for his contract not being renewed.
Jeff Franklin left Full House in 2018 amid allegations of misconduct. He denied all wrongdoing, but Warner Bros. decided not to renew his contract. Franklin’s lawsuit against showrunner Bryan Behar was dismissed in 2022.