Josh Harris fired from Deadliest Catch after 1998 sexual assault case
In a shocking turn of events, Josh Harris, a familiar face from the hit series The deadliest catchwas terminated by Discovery following the revelation of his involvement in a sexual assault case dating back to 1998. This disturbing revelation not only shook the show’s loyal fan base, but also led to a significant change in Harris’ career and reputation.
Firing Josh Harris from Deadliest Catch
For years, Josh Harris has been a prominent figure on the The deadliest catch, joining the ranks of intrepid fishermen battling the treacherous waters of the Bering Sea. However, recent developments surrounding his past have forced Discovery to make a swift and decisive decision to sever all ties with the seasoned angler.
Discovery’s decision to remove Josh Harris from the series comes after reports of his 1999 arrest resurfaced. The arrest was linked to a deeply disturbing incident in 1998 involving a young girl. As a result of these serious allegations, Harris’ profile and biography on the network’s website were immediately removed, marking the end of his association with The deadliest catch.
A disturbing case of sexual assault
The incident in question revolves around a sexual assault case in July 1998 when Josh Harris was about 15 or 16 years old. However, due to delays in DNA processing, a formal police arrest did not occur until 1999. The victim of this heinous act was the daughter of a neighbor and fellow deckhand.
The arrest record reveals that Harris’ semen was discovered at the crime scene. Subsequently, Special Assault detectives collected additional evidence from the victim’s residence. In the court proceedings that followed, Harris reportedly pleaded to reduced charges, including assault 4 and indecent communication with a minor. He served nine months as part of the sentence, which also required his participation in a psychosexual evaluation.
Josh Harris’ Journey on Discovery
Josh Harris, 39, is best known for his role as co-captain of the Cornelia Marie, a position he assumed after the death of his father, Phil Harris, in 2010. Phil, an iconic figure in the series, suffered a fatal stroke at work. Josh Harris’ journey into the world The deadliest catch he started in 2007 and continued to be a part of the series until he got his captain’s license in 2013.
Throughout his career, Harris has appeared on various shows related to The deadliest catchincluding American Chopper: The Deadliest Bike Catch, After The Catchand Deadliest Catch: Bloodline. In addition to television, he is the co-author of a book Captain Phil Harris: The legendary crab hunter, our hero, our dad.
Support for those affected
The revelation of Josh Harris’ involvement in the 1998 sexual assault case is deeply shocking and serves as a reminder of the importance of supporting survivors of such traumatic events. If you or someone you know has been affected by this story or needs support, please consider contacting organizations such as the Rape Crisis Team on 0808 802 9999, available for confidential emotional support every day of the year.
Victim Support is another resource that offers help and can be reached at 08 08 16 89 111. Additionally, the RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) National Sexline is available 24/7 at 1 (800) 656-4673. You can also contact the Department of Defense’s Safe Sexual Assault Helpline at 1 (877) 955-5247.
Firing Josh Harris from The deadliest catch it caused a shock among the fans of the series and the television industry as a whole. While his departure is a significant loss for the series, it highlights the importance of addressing issues from the past and supporting survivors of sexual assault. The fallout from this revelation will undoubtedly continue to unfold, affecting both Harris’ career and the series that brought him into the spotlight.