The planned November 13 Town Hall appearance of Matthew Weiner, creator of “Mad Men” and author of the new novel “Heather, the Totality,” was canceled Friday morning.

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The planned November 13 Town Hall appearance of Matthew Weiner, creator of “Mad Men” and author of the new novel “Heather, the Totality,” was canceled Friday morning.

In a written statement, Town Hall executive director Weir Harman said, “The event was cancelled by Town Hall Seattle when it became clear the program as conceived–a conversation between two respected artists and entertainment industry veterans about television, novels, creativity, and commerce–would not be possible, or responsible, in light of recent reporting.” (Weiner was to have appeared with author and former television writer/producer Maria Semple.)

A former “Mad Men” writer accused Weiner of sexual harassment, an allegation that was first reported Thursday on the website The Information, and subsequently carried by other outlets. A representative for Weiner responded with a statement, saying, “He does not remember saying this comment nor does it reflect a comment he would say to any colleague,” according to an article in The Hollywood Reporter citing The Information.

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Town Hall will refund all previously purchased tickets; email patronservices@townhallseattle.org with any questions or concerns.

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This Sunday’s Lit Life column in The Seattle Times,  an interview with Weiner, was written and sent to press before the allegations surfaced.