Disney channel advisor resigns
Disney Channel Advisor Brian Kelly has resigned from his position after a report said he had an inappropriate relationship with an intern.
Kelly, who joined Disney Channel in February, said in a statement that he was resigning from his role as the channel’s Channel Advisor and that he has resigned his position as an executive producer of Disney Channel’s upcoming programming.
Kelly said he was stepping down because of his desire to focus more on his own family and not his role at Disney Channel.
He said that he would continue to serve as an advisor to the channel as well as Disney Channel and other Disney businesses.
Kelly worked for Disney Channel as a producer for “The Voice” in 2013, and has previously worked on Disney Channel shows like “Dollhouse” and “Duck Dynasty.”
Kelly’s relationship with the intern, who was not named, did not come as a surprise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The outlet said Kelly had previously been accused of sexual harassment by an intern and was facing multiple allegations.
The outlet said that Kelly was also a co-host of “The Art of Charm” on the Disney Channel from 2012 to 2014.
The channel has been plagued by allegations of sexual misconduct in the past, with allegations from former Disney Channel exec Kevin Spacey leading to his ouster in October 2016.
Kelly’s termination comes as Disney has been under scrutiny for a number of high-profile workplace scandals.
Kelly’s departure comes less than a month after Disney Channel released the results of its investigation into the sexual misconduct claims against Spacey.
Kelly was fired from the channel in September 2018.