Recently, Rick And Morty co-creator Dan Harmon tweeted that 2017 was “truly the Year Of The Asshole,” alluding to some misdeeds of his own. This caught the attention of Megan Ganz, a writer who worked with Harmon on Community and was responsible for many of the best episodes in seasons two and three—not to mention the fact that she was one of the few trusted voices keeping the show afloat in its rocky fourth season. Ganz responded to Harmon, asking him to be “more specific” and adding that “redemption follows allocution.”
This kicked off a conversation between the two of them, with further implications that Harmon had mistreated Ganz while she worked on Community. He admits to crossing lines, abusing his power, and treating Ganz “like garbage,” but he also puts the responsibility on her to tell him how to make things right:
Ganz doesn’t really accept his apology, choosing instead to go into how the mistreatment impacted her and how Harmon acknowledging his wrongdoing on Twitter doesn’t change how he behaved while working on Community:
Ganz left Community after season four, the one that Harmon didn’t work on because NBC fired him, and it might be worth noting that the message she posted after announcing she was leaving barely acknowledged Harmon at all. Also, she called Harmon out later that year over some excessively dramatic comments he made about how much he hated season four after he was re-hired—including saying it was like watching his family get raped and then clarifying that it was more like watching his family get eaten by Jeffrey Dahmer.
Ganz has since gone on to write for Modern Family, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and The Last Man On Earth.
[Disclaimer: Megan Ganz used to write for The Onion, The A.V. Club’s sister publication.]