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Lucy DeCoutere announces resignation from Trailer Park Boys after Mike Smith's arrest

Trailer Park Boys staff released a statement in support of actor Mike Smith accused of domestic battery in Hollywood.

Trailer Park Boys sent out a statement in support of actor who plays the character Bubbles

Lucy DeCoutere said on Twitter Saturday she has resigned from the Trailer Park Boys. (Chris So/Toronto Star/Getty)

Trailer Park Boys actress Lucy DeCoutere tweeted Saturday she was resigning from the show, only hours after her colleagues released a statement in support of actor Mike Smith, accused of domestic battery in Hollywood.

"If I find out that somebody is abusive, I cut them out of my life. It's very easy," DeCoutere tweeted earlier Saturday afternoon.

In another tweet, which has since been deleted, she said her resignation was connected to Smith's arrest.

Smith, 43, plays the character Bubbles on the popular television show that made its debut on Netflix with Season 8.

Smith and his friend, Georgia Ling, described as the alleged victim, both disputed the charge in the statement.

"At no time did I assault her. I am not guilty of the misdemeanour charged against me," Smith said in the statement. 

​DeCoutere was a complainant in the recent sexual assault case against former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi, in which he was acquitted.

Smith's manager Louis Thomas declined an interview about DeCoutere's resignation Saturday afternoon, but said the statement of support represented staff and the Trailer Park Boys three main characters, not all of the cast. 

Publicist Shelia Roberts said DeCoutere told the show's producer a few weeks ago that she would not be returning next season. "This does not come as a surprise to us," Roberts said in an email. 

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Rachel Ward is a journalist with CBC Calgary. You can reach her with questions or story ideas at rachel.ward@cbc.ca.