UPDATE: 4/20/23 2:40 PM ET.
Abraham apologized for his controversial actions on set on Thursday, April 20 legendary quest,
“This is a sincere and deeply felt apology,” he said in a statement Diversity, “Although it was never my intention to offend anyone, I told jokes, and nothing else, that disappointed some of my colleagues and resulted in losing a great job with wonderful people. I have grown from this experience in my understanding and I hope they will forgive me.
Original story below:
F Murray Abraham was fired from legendary quest because of allegations of sexual misconduct.
The 83-year-old actor abruptly left the Apple TV+ series in April 2022 following “at least two concerns” of inappropriate behavior. Rolling stone Reported on Monday, April 17.
caused by the first alleged incident White lotus The star is getting a warning and is being told to stay away from some of her people legendary quest actresses, the magazine reported.
The second incident was reportedly brought to the attention of the producer Rob McElhenneyAs a result of which Abraham was let go from the project.
“We take allegations of misconduct seriously and thoroughly investigate them,” a Lionsgate spokesperson told multiple outlets in a statement on Monday. “As a matter of corporate policy, we do not discuss personnel actions.”
The Oscar winner portrayed CW Longbottom on seasons 1 and 2 of the comedy. The series, which ended Season 3 in January, follows Ian Grimm’s (McElhenney) video game company and his employees as they do everything possible to keep their hit game relevant.
The production company had earlier announced a casting shake-up in April 2022 but did not give a reason for Abraham’s exit. “We do not comment on matters relating to personnel,” Lionsgate said in a statement to Deadline at the time.
it’s always sunny in philadelphia Elam, for his part, briefly addressed Abraham’s absence in January.
“Yeah, not having Murray this season is a bummer,” McElhenney, 46, told IGN about season 3. That is our true tribute to him. And I don’t want to give anything. We definitely address it in a big way.”
Abraham plays womanizer Bert Di Grasso in season 2 White lotusWhich premiered in October 2022.
“Bert says a lot of questionable things and has a kind of problematic attitude towards sex and women and relationships,” producer mike white Said the new York Times The longest running actor to be cast in the role in December 2022. “I thought it would be funny to have an actor who has that kind of bounce and go ‘What am I worried about?’ type of attitude.
White – whose hit HBO Max series has won 10 Emmys – added: “There’s something very mischievous about Murray, and he can obviously play the villain. But he also has this likeable, unimaginative quality.
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