Just a day after reports that #JasonMitchell’s character on “The Chi” will be killed off in this upcoming season following his recent firing, the embattled actor has finally decided to speak publicly on the allegations against him.
To catch you up to speed, Mitchell was fired back in May after a few women who worked on the show including his co-star #TiffanyBoone, expressed concern with his behavior on set. Boone reportedly left the show before any action was taken.
“I think it’s time to make a statement” wrote Mitchell under an instagram post reporting the news that his character Brandon Johnson will be killed off as a way to address his absence in season 3.
“To everyone commenting without any knowledge of what’s going please stop…and to all my supporters I appreciate you all and I’m sorry I will no longer be in (“The Chi”)..but don’t believe what you read in the media…”
Mitchell didn’t speculate further or outright deny the allegations of misconduct and it is unclear if he has sought representation in the matter.
In addition to being fired from “The Chi” in May, he was also dropped by his management agency as well as a new #Netflix film that he had been cast as a lead.
Boone, who played Jason’s girlfriend on the show, reportedly made repeated complaints of sexual harassment and allegedly felt so unsafe with Jason that at times her fiance, “Dear White People” actor Marque Richardson, came to set when she shot scenes with him.
The source also said that Tiffany ultimately informed producers at Fox 21 that she could no longer work with Jason. Initially, he was retained while she was released at her request to pursue other projects.
Other actresses on the series also were said to have had problems with Jason but it’s unclear what finally led the studio to act on the allegations.
We’ll keep you posted on any updates, Roommates.
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