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Last week, Matthew Morrison’s abrupt withdrawal from “So You Think You Can Dance” was reportedly due to his alleged inappropriate behavior towards a female contestant.
Morrison, 43, was fired as a judge on the show “after an inappropriate relationship with a female contestant,” a source told PEOPLE.
The source went on to tell the outlet that the pair never “met off the court” but “just crossed the line with information.”
“They didn’t have sex, but he contacted her through flirtatious direct messages on social media,” the source added, according to the report. “She was uncomfortable with his comments and went to the producers and they got Fox involved. After they did their own investigation, he was fired.”
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Morrison announced on Friday that he would no longer be a judge on the show, citing failure to abide by the show’s production agreement. He left a week after the show’s season 17 premiere.
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At the time, it was unclear which protocols he was not following.
“Having the opportunity to be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance is an incredible honor for me,” Morrison said as he left. “I therefore regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show.”
‘So you think you can dance’ Judge Matthew Morrison ousted for failing to abide by show’s production agreement
“After filming the show’s audition and completing the selection of 12 finalists, I did not follow the competition production protocol, which prevented me from judging the competition fairly,” he continued in the statement. “I can’t apologise to everyone involved, I’m going to watch one of the best seasons I know with you guys.”
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Morrison’s replacement has yet to be identified, and most of this season’s episodes have already been taped, so he’s expected to appear in episodes until June 15.