Chip and Joanna Gaines’ brand new Magnolia Network has pulled the “Home Work” series from its line after several homeowners claimed their homes had been damaged during renovations.
The series, hosted by Andy and Candis Meredith, focused on home renovation in the Utah area. But when at least three homeowners who appeared on the show came out on social media this week with allegations of damaged homes, long delays and over-budget renovations, Magnolia Network decided to scrap the show.
“Magnolia Network is aware that certain homeowners have raised concerns about the renovation projects undertaken by Candis and Andy Meredith,” Magnolia Network President Allison Page said in a statement to Variety. “In the past few days, we have obtained additional information on the extent of these issues and have decided to remove ‘Home Work’ from the Magnolia Network line pending a review of the claims that have been made.”
One owner, Aubry Bennion, posted a series of 18 posts on Instagram detailing her “Work From Home” experience. In a post, Bennion writes: “Behind the scenes, it’s been two years of talking to attorneys, learning about the piles of unpaid civil lawsuits that Candis and Andy have ignored, and trying to get the attention of those who rope them off. than to hang their victims in search of their own fame and financial gain. “
Candis and Andy Meredith posted on Instagram in response to the allegations. “We have seen the stories that have been circulating, and although we cannot speak for anyone but ourselves, we can say that we have always tried to give everything we have to make anyone with whom we work happy,” they wrote in part. “We will never take away the truth and how you feel. We can only say that there are two sides to every story and although we choose not to go public without the truth, because we know how painful it feels, we understand that just hearing one side can paint a negative picture. “
Magnolia Network launched on January 5 in association with Discovery.