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The author of the book “13 reasons why” accused of harassment


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Popular children’s author Jay Asher (Jay Asher) was excluded from the known organization of writers because of allegations of sexual harassment.

Oliver Lin (Lin Oliver), Executive Director of the society of writers and illustrators of children’s books, told The Associated Press on Monday that usher broke the code on the prosecution of companies. He was expelled last year, but the news began to appear only recently, with the growth of the movement #MeToo. Usher and Illustrator David Diaz (David Diaz), who was also kicked out of the organization, often mentioned in a recent article about the persecution in the journal School Library Journal .

“Like Jay Asher, and David Diaz was found to have violated any Code of conduct SCBWI to harassment, wrote Oliver via e-mail. – Claims against him were investigated, and as a result they are no longer members and will not appear on any SCBWI event in the future.”

Usher is known for such novels as “Thirteen reasons why” and Diaz won the prestigious medal of Caldecott for illustrations for the book “Smoky night” in 1994.
Usher recently said that left the organization voluntarily, and now he feels like he “got hit by a bus”. He denies the accusations.

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