Sunday, August 11, 2019

Blind Items Revealed #2 - Afton Williamson Blind Item

August 4, 2019

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."

Demetrius Grosse

21 comments:

MissDavie said...

Black guys love to talk about their BBCs. In fact, that's all most of them do talk about. Now they are complaining when they are sexualized for it.

Notagoodscreenname said...

^^shut up.

Nor Cal said...

Good for Demetrius Grosse to come out and tell the story. We are always clamoring for victims and witnesses to speak up and name names and Demetrius did it! Bravo!

MissDavie said...

Male hairdresser or female? I would imagine the atmosphere in hair and makeup on any show is a bit risqué. What was the actual assault? What hairdresser thinks they can make moves on the talent? All of this just sounds silly TBH.

Do Tell said...

Nor, I think you mean good for *Afton Williamson*. Demetrius Grosse is apparently the recurring actor who harassed or assaulted her.

Kimberley said...

This was all revealed on BG recently.

YeahYouKnowThatsRight said...

Is Nor Cal a moron? It just congratulated the aggressor. LMAO

Olga/Maddie said...

Demetrius isn't the victim.

He's the one who was both the recurring guest star and who sexually harassed Afton.

Pissoff said...

+1 MissDavie 😄😄

Honey Bunny said...

+1 Notagoodscreenname

Andi said...

Afton was the actress who reported Demetrius.

The head of hair was female.

A tip for newbies to CDAN-read the DM, it's where Enty get's his info.

riffer73 said...

What a bunch of losers except for Afton.

MDAnderson said...

Afton is a woman. This site is just getting ridiculous.

Mrsaddams24 said...

My father regularly worked on this show during the first season and he told me about a lot of other horrible and unprofessional things that kept happening behind the scenes while he was on set including putting a stunt performer in blackface in front of the entire cast and crew and regular changes in major parts of the crew for no apparent reason sometimes even mid-episode. I was shocked when it got renewed for a 2nd season but not at all shocked when I heard about this. Also shame on Nathan Fillion, who regularly worked closely with Afton and most likely saw or heard these things happening and said nothing. The fact that this was able to continue for an entire season is unacceptable and I'm proud of Afton for speaking out publicly and bringing this to people's attention when the people who were supposed to keep her safe obviously were never going to.

YoSoyMilk said...

Oh my god I’m obsessed with MissDavie. New favorite poster.

YoSoyMilk said...

@md

It’s seriously getting to Perezhilton quality.

Samantha the 1st said...
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Acad said...

MissDavie what you wrote is disgusting, offensive and racist. I'm a black woman. The majority of my friends are black. Not a single black guy I know has ever bragged to me about what you are saying they brag about. Really, that's all they talk about? You know all the black men in the world? I don't even see what your comment has to do with the post and it is the typical fetishizing of black men usually by white people.

Rosie riveter said...

Amen, MD.

Rosie riveter said...

+1 Acad

This really used to be a better place

Samantha the 1st said...

+ 1 Acad

I deleted my reply because I really don't wanna get in board on board drama or 'touch the poop' as they say on reddit, but dang.

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