Percy Hynes White, known for his role as Xavier Thorpe in Netflix’s hit show Wednesday, is facing allegations of sexual assault. According to reports, the 21-year-old actor will be written off the show due to his sexual misconduct and allegations. Percy has acted in several other films and series such as Night At The Museum: The Secret of the Tomb, Edge of Winter, The Gifted, and Pretty Hard Cases.

What Did Percy Hynes Do?

Earlier in January 2023, an anonymous woman had accused Percy of sexually assaulting her at his party in Toronto. The person making the accusation stated that Percy had deliberately planned gatherings where he got female guests very drunk to take advantage of them sexually. The now-deleted post caused an online outrage where several fans called out Netflix to drop him out of the show.

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A few months later, Percy decided to address the allegations stating that the claims were “baseless and harmful.” There were no other reports from Percy’s team regarding the charges or from anyone at Netflix.

However, after almost nine months of these allegations surfacing online, it is now reported that The Gifted actor has been written out of the show.

Netflix Drops Percy Hynes From ‘Wednesday’

Wednesday starring Jenna Ortega in the lead role also features Percy Hynes, who plays the role of one of her classmates, Xavier Thorpe. The first season of the show was released on November 23, 2022, with eight episodes. The Tim Burton series also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie, and Christina Ricci, among others.

Wednesday, Xavier Thorpe

The official synopsis of the series reads as follows,

“Smart, sarcastic and a little dead inside, Wednesday Addams investigates a murder spree while making new friends — and foes — at Nevermore Academy.”

According to Daily Mail, a source close to Percy has confirmed that he will no longer be a part of the Netflix series. The source, who is reported to be a member of Percy’s family, claimed that he is completely innocent and the allegations are false.

“Percy is wonderful young man, that’s the truth. He never took part in any of the false claims again him, which were on Twitter and never followed up or substantiated.”

They further added that he is a professional and talented actor and does not deserve to be treated this way.

“Percy is respectful, gracious, talented actor, a true professional. He’s unfailingly polite to all, including the crew and his fans, most of whom are loyal to him as it should be.”

The anonymous source further bashed Netflix for dropping Percy Hynes from the show calling it disgraceful.

“For Netflix to drop him from the show is a disgrace. It was just false rumours. It’s just not right.”

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Percy Hynes’ father, Joel Hynes is an actor and novelist. Joel Hynes has also expressed his support towards his 21-year-old son in a statement.

“I used to quite blindly subscribe to the old adage that where there’s smoke there must be fire. But if these past few months have made anything absolutely clear, it’s that where there’s smoke (even if there’s a whole lot of it) sometimes that’s all it is – smoke.”

He further stated that he is not afraid of the backlash he will receive for standing by his talented son.

“If publicly offering my support for my kind and gentle, massively talented son equates to me throwing myself to the wolves – so be it, come what may.”

The statement was also shared by Percy’s mother, Sherry White who is a successful film producer and writer.

On the other hand, Netflix has reportedly informed the publication that no decisions regarding casting for the upcoming season. This is due to ongoing actors’ and writers’ strikes in Hollywood.

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