John KricfalusiCringing to hear that John Kricfalusi, creator of Nickelodeon's cult favorite "The Ren & Stimpy Show," is the latest to be outed as an alleged sexual predator.

A lengthy Buzzfeed exposé details accusations of how he reportedly groomed female animation fans and preyed on girls as young as 13. His own lawyer admits that the now-62-year-old "had a 16-year-old girlfriend... for a brief time, 25 years ago."

Kricfalusi's attorney also claims the animator was dealing with alcoholism and mental illness at the time of the alleged abuse, thanks to having been fired from his own show.

Two of the women share their alarming stories with Buzzfeed, backed up by coworkers who were shocked by Kricfalusi's behavior.

Tony Mora, who as an art director at Warner Bros. at the time, told BuzzFeed that Kricfalusi was known for harassing female artists. "It's always been there," said Mora, who shares that no one at Spumco, Kricfalusi's company, batted an eye at the boss having a girlfriend who was still in high school.

Besides creating the show, Kricfalusi also voiced short-tempered chihuahua Ren. We can never think of "Happy Happy Joy Joy" or "Log!" the same again.

In more icky Nickelodeon news, just a few days ago, the cable channel parted ways with Dan Schneider, who helped create such hits as "iCarly," "'Drake & Josh," and "Kenan & Kel." He was dismissed after a lengthy history of alleged sexual misconduct allegations.

Nickelodeon issued a statement about Schneider, but so far has declined to comment on the allegations against Kricfalusi.

[Via Buzzfeed]

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