Producer: 'The Rookie' co-star's misconduct claims unfounded

Actress Afton Williamson’s claims of misconduct towards her at the set of “The Rookie” were not substantiated via an impartial investigator, in keeping with the ABC drama sequence’ manufacturer.

Manufacturing corporate Leisure One stated Tuesday the investigation led it to conclude no illegal or irrelevant conduct was once dedicated via the co-workers accused via Williamson.

In early August, “The Rookie” co-star stated she was once quitting the display on account of sexual harassment and racial discrimination she skilled throughout its freshman yr closing season.

The probe, which started in past due June, concerned some 400 hours of interviews and evaluation of video and different proof, Leisure One stated in a remark. The overall file wasn’t launched for privateness causes, stated the corporate referred to as eOne.

Williamson known as the discovering “heartbreaking” in a long Instagram submit Tuesday night, announcing the effects have been the results of lies and a cover-up. She vowed to proceed to paintings to enhance prerequisites for solid and team on units.

The chief manufacturers, one in all whom Williamson prior to now accused of mishandling her allegations, have been discovered to have “addressed issues of which they have been made mindful promptly and in a good and cheap way,” eOne stated.

The corporate stated it acknowledges that folks view eventualities thru their very own “studies and views,” including that it regretted that “Ms. Williamson’s time at the sequence was once no longer a favorable one for her, and we admire her determination to transport directly to different tasks.”

A separate remark from the Disney-owned community welcomed the probe’s final touch.

“We’re assured that eOne takes those issues significantly and that they are going to proceed to search for the most efficient techniques to floor considerations and deal with lawsuits,” ABC and ABC Studios stated in a joint remark.

The regulation company of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp employed third-party EXTTI, a company that investigates allegations of administrative center misconduct and discrimination, to deal with the probe, eOne stated.

The Los Angeles-based crime drama, starring Nathan Fillion within the name function of a rookie police officer, returns Sept. 29 for its 2nd season.


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