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Report: Christopher Abbott Leaves 'Girls' After an Argument With Lena Dunham

April 4, 2013 (9:24 am) GMT
A representative for the Charlie depicter confirms his departure from the HBO comedy series, claiming the actor is busy with 'numerous other projects.'

Christopher Abbott has abruptly quit "" while the show has just started the production of its third season. Confirming his exit, a representative for the actor says, "[Chris] is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd [Apatow], and the entire 'Girls' cast and crew, but right now he's working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show."

New York Post's Page Six, however, cites another issue as the reason for Abbott's departure. Sources tell the site that the actor who plays Charlie, the boyfriend of ' Marnie Williams, had a conflict with , who created the show, as the critically-acclaimed series began the production again.

"They've just started work on season 3, and Chris is at odds with Lena," a source says. "He didn't like the direction things are going in, which seems a bit odd since the show put him on the map."

Abbott is a recurring actor on the HBO comedy. He stars in indie movie "Burma" which was screened at SXSW last March.

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