Netflix has removed After Life producer Charlie Hanson from the show after sexual misconduct allegations were made against him.

Hanson also had his Bafta membership suspended after women reported incidents of historical sexual misconduct this week.

According to the BBC, the story was first reported by industry publication Broadcast and the anonymous accusations were sent to Netflix and Bafta last Monday. The Times has reported that the allegations relate to 11 women and include alleged incidents of sexual assault.

Hanson, who has also worked as a producer on Extras, Derek, and Birds of a Feather, has released a statement via his lawyer in which he calls the allegations "demonstrably false" and "categorically rejects any wrongdoing".

Ricky Gervais in season one of After Life

Netflix has now suspended Hanson from production of the third season of Ricky Gervais's comedy-drama After Life.

"Whilst the allegations are unrelated to his time on the show, we immediately removed him from the production and referred the matter to the police." Netflix has said in a statement.

Gervais said that he was "shocked and appalled to learn of the historical allegations made by a number of women against Charlie Hanson."

He added, "The decision was made to immediately remove him from production, and I am confident the matter is being handled thoroughly".

Hanson has released a statement through his lawyers denying the allegations.

"I have been made aware of allegations made against me concerning improper conduct towards women dating back many years," the statement reads.

"Based on the summaries that have been provided to me, I understand that many of these accusations are made anonymously and are demonstrably false.

"I have not had one complaint in decades of work in the media industry. I categorically reject any wrongdoing on my part, and strongly refute the allegations that have been levelled at me.

"I have worked with and supported hundreds of men and women during my working life and will do what is necessary to protect and/or restore my reputation. I will also cooperate with any formal inquiries. The matter is now in the hands of my solicitors."