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“The Rookie” star, Afton Williamson is a name to mention in her allegations that she is racist, being bullied, harassed, and sexually abused on the set of the ABC series.
Williamson, 34, announced on Sunday she left the police drama after one season, because of the discrimination and sexual misconduct on the set of her head, and the others, but it does not reveal the identity of the alleged perpetrators.
On Monday, the actress clarified that her co-star allegedly molested her.
‘THE ROOKIE’ STAR, SHUTS DOWN THE ABC SHOW, ALLEGES DISCRIMINATION, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND HARASSMENT
“This season’s ‘Rookie’ I was sexually harassed by a co-actor Demetrius Grosse,” Williamson wrote on Instagram. “I was Racially Picked on and Discriminated against, and Sexually assaulted by Her head, Sally, Nicole Ciganovich.”
“An Instagram post is like the 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread. The flow on effect it has had in just a few hours, let’s see how much of this world’s pain, the victims of racism, discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, of all things,” she wrote in the same post. “No, I’m not a stranger to any of the above, for the experience. But it is because of this experience, my platform, and that God was pushing me to find the strength inside of me. It only takes one VOICE.”
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Afton Williamson appears to be in Season 1 of “The Rookie.” The actress then quit the ABC drama, claimed she was subjected to sexual harassment and harassment on the set, and that was not an option.
(ABC Television / Getty)
A FORMER CBS EXEC, BLAST NETWORK FOR A CULTURE OF SYSTEMIC RACISM, DISCRIMINATION, AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT’
In her original e-mail message over the weekend, Williamson claimed that “the bullying of Her Dept. The head ends in a Sexual Assault at our Wrap party,” adding that she was bothered by a recurring guest star and executive producers, is reportedly being bullied “her during the filming of the pilot program.”
She’s the one who said that the network is not using its complaint about the alleged incident very seriously.
“The Sexual Harassment is directly given to the Showrunner/EP, (Executive Producer, was irregular, and was not reported to the HR (Human Resources), as he promised to do,” Williamson said on Sunday.
She went on to say, “It’s Her Tab. The head was fired ONLY after the assault, and NOT for a whole year, out of racism/racially charged language, and bullying in and out of Her hair and Make-up trailer.”
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Williamson said that she had been asked to return for Season 2, and it was clear that everything had been handled.”
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“The investigation hasn’t even started yet and Season 2 has already started filming,” she wrote on Sunday. “I have to put it down, and I ran.”
She went on to say, “well, Now is the best time in the world to be a woman, and I have a platform, so now is the time for the use of my Voice. Strength comes from within.”
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment One, the studio that produces “The Rookie,” was launched, an on-going investigation into Williamson’s allegations.
THE ABC EXEC SAID THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE A FINAL AFTER ‘FRESH OFF THE BOAT’ INNOVATION RANT
An ABC Studios spokesperson, told Fox News Sunday in a statement that they are taking the matter “very seriously.”
“The accusations of the existence of the production from Entertainment One. At the end of June, eOne made us aware and informed us that they have launched an investigation, which is ongoing. The safety and security of the working environment is a top priority for us, and we take this matter very seriously.”
Demetrius Grosse is displayed in The “Rookie” Season 1. Afton Williamson, claimed that the Average, sexually harassed her during their time working together on the ABC police drama.
(ABC Television / Getty)
CBS SAYS IT, MICHAEL WEATHERLY IS STILL ON THE ‘BULL’ IN SPITE OF THE SEX-HARASSMENT CLAIMS
A rep for the Work and the Deed not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.
The representatives of the city skyline, One it had on Tuesday is not a comment but a spokesman previously released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, said: “We take claims of this nature very seriously. We have started an independent investigation that is going on, and, as such, it would not be appropriate to comment at this time.”
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Fox News’ Talia Kaplan contributed to this report.