Sunday, August 04, 2019

Blind Item #4 - Afton Williamson Blind Item

Who is the recurring guest star?

“I will not be returning for Season 2 of The Rookie. I owe it to you my amazing fans to share the Truth. Throughout the filming of the pilot, I experienced Racial Discrimination/Racially Charged inappropriate comments from the hair department and bullying from Executive Producers. During the Season, it continued along with Sexual Harassment from a recurring guest star and the racist commentary & bullying from the Hair Dept Head escalated into Sexual Assault at our Wrap party.The Sexual Harassment though reported directly to the Showrunner/EP remained undocumented and was not reported to HR as promised."

“The Hair Dept. Head was fired ONLY after the sexual assault and NOT for an entire year of outward racism/racially charged language and bullying behavior in and out of the Hair and Makeup trailer. HR protocol was never adhered to following the above reports given by me to my Showrunner/EP and an investigation was never issued for any of my claims.”

“The only time I was asked to participate in an investigation was after a meeting I called in June following our Season 2 announcement. This meeting included the Showrunner and two other producers as well as my agent and SAG-AFTRA Union Rep. It was clear to all present in the meeting that the Showrunner had not shared my reports with the any of the producers. After my initial report of sexual harassment, I was assured that the actor would be fired. I was also asked to film with him the very next day as a courtesy to the script, even though we had not begun filming the episode yet. This actor reappeared on our call sheet at the end of the season, I was even written in scenes with him.”

“I asked the Showrunner about this and he admitted to me that the actor had not been fired nor had he gotten HR involved. I was asked to return this season, and promised that ‘everything was handled.’ The investigation hadn’t even begun and Season 2 had already started filming."

24 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Alyssa Diaz?

Bennett said...

Sounds like a man.

MDAnderson said...

Shawn Ashmore has a recurring role. Not sure it’s him. Anything Nathan is in has drama

Bennett said...

Afton Williamson is the one who was harassed and we are supposed to guess one of the recurring actors as the assaulter so basically choose someone from IMDB.

Aris said...

There are only 3 reoccurring actors that are also in the last 2 episodes. They are Shawn Ashmore, Demetruis Grosse and David DeSantos.

Vita said...

The man who plays the Commander, Michael Beach? Only guessing him bc the character was in a handful of episodes and had authority over hers...really no clue.

I have had friends experience ineffective HR situations like this. Terribly frustrating.

Do Tell said...

NO! She is the ONLY good character on a very weak show!

Dirty D said...

It's afton williamson. Check out tvline.com for the article

tall, dark, and handsome said...

Sally Cignanovich- Hair Dept. Head
Shawn Ashmore recurring

Do Tell said...

Ashmore is the guy that plays the dweeby OCD lawyer boyfriend of Officer Lopez, I think.

I was thinking it might be the guy that plays Nolan's rich friend and landlord.

AlleyKat said...

Awww I really liked her! FGS sack the perps. And bow and scrape to beg she'll come back!

Do Tell said...

It might actually be Michael Beach instead.

Jax129 said...

this sucks, I love that show & it's such a great cast

Humor Me said...

Just read this on CDAN - FB. Sad this happened after "me too."

You can't fix stupid - now, who IS Stupid?

hunter said...

sounds like a man

Emmie said...

I love the show and loved her caracter. So sad. Ugh

mooshki said...

Shawn Ashmore has always had a creepy vibe.

TanLouB said...

Currie Graham? He plays Ben

Nonya Bidness said...

I agree.

This sucks. She is really a really good part of the show.

Samantha the 1st said...

IDK but that sucks. I hope the union will support them.

Instead of pursuing allegations against a certain crew member, a certain, very popular crime series was canceled. The allegations hit the press just as its latest season debuted.

Cowards.

Jon said...

Isn't/wasn't Mr. Ashmore part of Bryan Singer's stable of boys?

Jon said...

Most of the recurring actors on this show work a lot. Doubt it's anyone mentioned.

Had to look at pics of this chick to see who she was...the styist sure did indeed do her wrong with those bad wigs.

Notyomommatoday said...

Racism this, Racism that, blah blah blah. Somebody didn't get the pay hike that they thought they deserved.

mizdeb said...

Per Variety, the abuser was Demetrius Grosse

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