Mark Salling Fired From Mini-Series Gods and Secrets Days After Being Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

Former Glee star was set to star in Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets

By Mike Vulpo May 31, 2016 8:22 PMTags
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Mark Salling has suffered another major setback in his career.

E! News can confirm the former Glee star will no longer be starring in the mini-series Gods and Secrets.

"He has been cut from the mini-series, I will personally be paying for the reshoots, and I hope that Mark finds inner peace. Furthermore, a percentage of profits from the project will go to a charity for abused children," director Adi Shankar said in a statement posted on Facebook. "The innocence of our planet's children is something that must be protected at all costs. As entertainers, our role is to be the ‘conscience of humanity."

The announcement comes just days after Mark was named in a two-count indictment.

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According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the 33-year-old actor was indicted by a grand jury on one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography following his arrest last December.

"Those who download and possess child pornography create a market that causes more children to be harmed," U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker said in a statement. "Young victims are harmed every time an image is generated, every time it is distributed, and every time it is viewed."

Mark may not be completely surprised by the news that he will no longer star in Gods and Secrets. Back in December, Adi said he wasn't making any official decision regarding the actor's role in the project. Instead, he was waiting to see how the situation played out legally.

"I won't feed our growing pitchfork culture," Adi shared in a statement to E! News. "I'm going to wait for all the facts to arrive and if in fact these allegations are true, I will immediately take action which includes removing his scenes from the project."

It's safe to say he followed through with his words.

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