Afton Williamson, one of the stars of the cop show, The Rookie, revealed that she quit the show because of racial discrimination as well as sexual harassment from "recurring guest" on the show.
"I will not be returning for Season 2 of The Rookie. I owe it to you my amazing fans to share the Truth. Throughout the filming of the pilot, I experienced Racial Discrimination/Racially Charged inappropriate comments from the hair department and bullying from Executive Producers," she wrote in a lengthy Instagram post.
She continued, "During the Season, it continued along with Sexual Harassment from a recurring guest star and the racist commentary & bullying from the Hair Dept. Head escalated into Sexual Assault at our Wrap party.The Sexual Harassment though reported directly to the Showrunner/EP remained undocumented and was not reported to HR as promised."
According to her, her report of these events did nothing to resolve the issues, and despite being asked to return for season two, Afton has decided to leave the show.
Read the full post below.
ABC and eOne released a joint statement about the claims made by the actress:
"The allegations involve a production from Entertainment One. In late June, eOne made us aware and informed us that they launched an investigation that is ongoing. The safety of working environments is a top priority for us, and we take this matter very seriously."