Candace Cameron Bure Breaks Silence On Fuller House Showrunner Jeff Franklin's Firing

The Fuller House star is speaking out.

While attending the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, Candace Cameron Bure opened up to Entertainment Tonight about showrunner Jeff Franklin's exit from the Netflix spinoff series. He was fired just a week earlier amid multiple complaints about his alleged inappropriate behavior.

"Jeff is a dear friend and he's been a wonderful showrunner and he will be sorely missed from all of us," she began. "But the show must go on. We'll do that and we hope that we will have a great season."

The former child star went on to discuss the hit sitcom's upcoming fourth season. "I can't even believe it, but we'll start production pretty soon," Bure said. "I don't know when it's going to air, probably the end of the year, but we're just working away."

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Warner Bros. TV announced on Feb. 28 that they would no longer be working with Franklin on future seasons of Fuller House. The 63-year-old TV veteran was previously accused of being verbally abusive and making sexually inappropriate comments to employees. However, he was not formally accused of sexual harassment or misconduct.

According to a Variety source, studio execs had received an anonymous letter detailing complaints against Franklin over two years ago and were warned that he "was a walking lawsuit waiting to happen." 

The Full House creator later broke his silence on being ousted. "I'm heartbroken to be leaving Fuller House," he wrote on Instagram, captioning a photo of himself with Fuller House leads Bure, Andrea Barber, and Jodie Sweetin. "Creating and running Full House and Fuller House has been the greatest joy."

He continued, "I wish the cast, my second family for over 30 years, continued success. I'm so proud of all we accomplished together, and beyond grateful to our loyal fans. Adios Tanneritos!"