Fred Savage, a child actor whose further career has focused on working behind the camera, was fired on Friday as executive producer and director of ABC’s film The Wonder Years.
This was confirmed by the spokesman of the 20th television.
“We have recently been informed of allegations of misconduct by Fred Savage, and an investigation has been launched into the policy.
“After his completion, it was decided to terminate his duties as executive producer and director of The Wonder Years,” – said the spokesman for various publications.
Savage impressed him greatly by starring in the original version of “Wonderful Years,” which aired 115 episodes between 1988 and 1993.
The star played a prominent role in the ABC reboot as an executive producer and director.
However, during his time on the set, he received several complaints of alleged misconduct, including both verbal abuse and inappropriate behavior.
Deadline broke this sad and disturbing news.
Both versions of “Wonderful Years” take place in the 1960s and are narrated from the perspective of a 12-year-old child who runs a life with family and friends.
Savage played Kevin Arnold in the original series, while Elisha “EJ” Williams leads the reboot.
The finale of the revival season is scheduled for May 18.
At the moment, he has not been extended for a second season.
Savage has not yet issued a statement on the charges.
The charges came four years after actress Eli Mills – who played Savage’s mother Norma Arnold in the original program – said in 2018 that a sexual harassment lawsuit against the actor and Jason Hervey forced the show to end in 1993.
(Hervey played Savage’s older brother, Wayne Arnold.)
Costume designer Monique Long also sued the actor in 1993, alleging that their alleged verbal and physical harassment prevented her from doing her job properly and led to her dismissal.
Eventually the lawsuit was settled and dismissed.
Elsewhere in 2018, a judge dismissed a gender lawsuit against Savage from costume designer Yonju Hwan, who claimed he had created a hostile environment on the set of Fox The Grinder.
The woman said Savage “hit her hard” on the arm three times after she brushed the dandruff off his suit … and that the actor had a reputation for losing his composure with other women on set.
Savage vehemently denied these claims.
“I was told that a woman who worked in the costume department of a show I attended almost three years ago claimed that I abused her on set simply because she was a woman,” he said in a statement four years ago. back.
“These accusations are completely unfounded and completely untrue. Fox conducted an extensive internal investigation into her claims, a process in which I was fully involved.
“After completing a thorough investigation, Fox determined that there was absolutely no evidence to support these allegations.
“None of her claims can be confirmed because they did not happen.”