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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Broadway actor James Snyder was fired after allegations of illegal activity | Ent & Arts News

The actor who played the leading role in the Broadway version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been dismissed from his role.

James Snyder, who played Harry Potter, saw his contract expired on Sunday night after the cast actress complained to him.

Diane Davis, who plays his wife Ginny at the show, conducted his own investigation into this allegation after his wife Ginny filed a motion for illegal activity last November.

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Harry Potter and the cursed kid are running on Broadway. Pic: AP

The specific allegations made against Snyder have not been revealed.

The producer said in a statement: “Immediately after receiving this complaint, the producer requested an independent investigation by a third party, and Mr. Snyder was suspended until the investigation was completed.

“At the end of the investigation, the producer decided that Mr. Snyder should not return to production and terminated his contract.

“We are committed to fostering a safe and inclusive workplace, so we have solid workplace policies and procedures for everyone involved with Harry Potter and cursed children.

“This includes a strict ban on all forms of harassment and channels through which employees can report what they consider inappropriate.

“We will continue to do everything we can to make the highly talented team that brings this piece to life feel safe, empowered and fully supported.”

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They added that the petitioner, Diane Davis, “made a personal decision to take leave.”

“In order to respect her privacy and maintain the integrity of the investigation, I will not comment further on this issue.”

Sky News is seeking comments from Snyder representatives.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child were set 19 years after JK Rowling’s last novel event in a record-breaking franchise and won Tony and Olivier Awards for their performance on the West End and Broadway.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Broadway actor James Snyder was fired after allegations of illegal activity | Ent & Arts News

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