Lena Waithe, creator of SHOWTIME series 'The Chi' has released a statement on Jason Mitchell, admitting that she wishes she would have handled the allegations made against him differently.
Mitchell was fired from 'The Chi,' dropped by his agency and also dropped from a Netflix project after harassment allegations from showrunner Ayanna Floyd Davis and co-star Tiffany Boone made headlines.
“There was definitely a conversation where I called him and got really real,” she told 'The Breakfast Club'.
"You need to be respectful of any woman on set. You need to be respectful of everybody,’ she said she told Mitchell. “‘Don’t treat any woman differently the way you would treat me.'”
Waithe added, “I don’t regret making a Black woman a showrunner. I do regret trusting her to handle it all by herself." Waithe also claims that she did not have the power to fire Mitchell.
"For anyone to say I would stand by while a woman is being mistreated or harassed and not doing anything is just not true, it’s not who I am,” she said. “I was trying to put people in power to change, but ultimately that wasn’t the answer, I’m always the answer and that’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned in all of this.”