What Happened to Deadliest Catch’s Captain Phil Harris? Is

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Latest posts by Georgia Makitalo (see all) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries June Movies Include ‘Dancing Detective,’ ‘Aurora Teagarden’ Prequel – April 28, 2023 Hallmark Musical ‘Dream Moms’ Stars Tamera Mowry-Housley , Chelsea Hobbs – April 28, 2023 Exclusive Interview With Hallmark ‘Mystery 101’ Writer John Christian Plummer At The Series Finale – April 27, 2023 Just a few days ago, Discovery announced the premiere of Deadliest Catch Season 19

They revealed that there are many new faces this season, as well as some old ones

For example, Captain Andy Hillstrand is back with brothers Neal and Captain Johnathan, fishing on the F/V Time Bandit

Don’t forget that Captain Jake Anderson is back, mentoring a future captain

For those who haven’t heard the shocking news, Captain Josh Harris has been fired from the series Discovery

He, together with Captain Casey McManus, took part in two series, including the OG and Bloodline

However, what is more shocking than Josh’s firing is the reason he is not on the series

What is the shocking reason why Josh Harris was fired from Deadliest Catch?

Why Was Josh Harris Shot From Deadliest Catch?

Deadliest Catch fans gearing up for the April 18 premiere of Season 19 may be surprised to find that the F/V Cornelia Marie is not returning

This means that Josh Harris, the eldest son of Captain Phil, is not back

Why is Josh not back on the Discovery series?

Turns out Josh Harris was keeping a secret

Also, no one seemed to know about it until it was listed on social media in August 2022

Back in August, a now-deleted Reddit post revealed that in 1998, Josh Harris had been arrested and convicted of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl

Harris would have been between 15-16 years old at the time of this incident

According to Cinema Blend, first reported by Factz, it reported that Harris “digitally, vaginally and orally raped a 4-year-old girl on 7/14/1998” DNA evidence was recovered at the scene which included blood and semen

Therefore, Josh Harris was formally arrested in 1999

The preschool girl was a neighbor and the daughter of a deckhand

In the affidavit, the very young girl told investigators that Josh told her to call their genitals “pee-pees” Afterward, it was unclear whether Harris had to register himself as a sex offender

Many fans of the series know that Harris is now the father of a little girl, which can feel disturbing to many

Deadliest Catch Josh Harris-https://wwwyoutubecom/watch?v=U6qZqzk4dWQ

Discovery Channel Makes Statement On Josh Harris

However, what became clear is that Discovery never did background checks on their reality stars

However, they had something to say about Harris

What did Discovery say about Josh Harris after the Deadliest Catch star’s past caught up with him?

A Discovery representative made a statement about Harris

Josh will not appear in future episodes of this series

it is not known if Discovery will choose to remove the former disgraced reality star from their current content, as Harris was in almost 200 episodes of the OG series

— Discovery Channel UK (@DiscoveryUK) August 13, 2019

Former Deadliest Catch Star Silent On Social Media

With one exception, Josh Harris has been silent on social media since the news broke in September 2022

On February 11, he posted on Instagram a photo of his father, the affable captain Phil Harris

The F/V Cornelia Marie will not be part of Deadliest Catch Season 19

Deadliest Catch fans, did you know Josh Harris was let go from Discovery?

‘Deadliest Catch’ documents the lives of a group of crab fishermen in the Bering Sea during the Alaskan king crab, snow crab, and bairdi crab fishing seasons

Over the course of seventeen seasons, several cast members of the show left the series citing personal issues

One such cast member is Jake Harris, son of legendary crab fisherman Captain Phil Harris, who left the series after season 8

Here’s what we know about Jake Harris’ life after his exit from ‘Deadliest Catch ‘

What Happened to Jake Harris?

What Happened to Jake Harris?

Jake Harris is the son of legendary crab fisherman Captain Phil Harris and the brother of Josh Harris

After the death of his father, Jake went through a difficult time, and his struggles with drugs are well documented in the show

The deckhand was seen heading to a rehabilitation center in the sixth season finale

In season 8, Josh joined the crew of FV Time Bandit, while Jake joined FV Northwestern

In later episodes of the season, Jake was again seen struggling with his drug addiction

Jake’s problems still persisted, and the season nine premiere revealed that Jake will not be taking part in any fishing activities as he continued to deal with his personal struggles behind the scenes

After leaving the show, Jake Harris got into serious trouble with local law enforcement in 2019

It was reported that Harris’ younger brother was caught in a confrontation with police near Washington’s Bayview State Park

Jake tried to escape arrest by driving off in his RV

After a short chase, he was arrested by the police, who found him in possession of more than half an ounce of heroin and a stolen gun

Jake was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and possession of heroin with intent to manufacture or distribute drugs

Jake has been caught driving under the influence in the past as well

He was subsequently sentenced to serve eighteen months in prison for the DUI and drug possession charges, but the possession of a stolen weapon charge was dismissed

Where is Jake Harris Now?

After his conviction, Jake Harris was in the custody of the Skagit County Correctional Facility, where he began his eighteen month prison sentence that was to be completed in April 2021

Since then, the former FV Northwestern crew member has remained sober and was released early from prison

In the sixteenth season finale, Jake reunites with his brother and makes an appearance for the first time since he left at the end of season 8

A post shared by Josh Harris (@joshharriscm)

Jake’s imprisonment turned out to be a blessing in disguise, and it seems that the reality star has put his struggles behind him

Does this mean that Jake Harris will be returning to ‘Deadliest Catch’ in season 17?

Josh again expressed interest in fishing with his brother

But for now, the two siblings seem happy to spend quality time together

Read more: Where is Deadliest Catch filmed?

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