has officially been fired from the E!
drama, The Royals
, amid sexual harassment allegations, Et
"We have concluded our investigation and Mark will not be returning to The Royals
said in a statement on Thursday. "The fourth season of the show has already completed production and will air as scheduled on E! in the spring."
The creator and executive producer was suspended in November following public accusations of sexual misconduct from his time on One Tree Hill.
Last month, Sophia Bush
, Hilarie Burton
and "all of the female cast members" and several female crew members wrote an open letter supporting Oth staff writer Audrey Wauchope
and her writing partner, Rachel Spector, after they accused the showrunner of sexual harassment during their time on the WB
"Many of us were, to varying degrees, manipulated psychologically and emotionally," the joint letter claimed. "More than one of us is still in treatment for post-traumatic