According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fred Savage has been let go as executive producer and director of The Wonder Years.
The 45-year-old actor’s dismissal comes amid “three separate allegations” of inappropriate conduct, which were “investigated” and led to his dismissal.
“Recently, we have been made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as required by policy, an investigation has been initiated,” the Wonder Years 20th Television producer said in a statement.
They continued, “Upon completion, the decision has been made to terminate his employment as executive producer and director of The Wonder Years.”
Savage was a child star, rising to fame at the age of 12 when the original Wonder Years debuted to 28 million viewers and he was nominated for two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fred Savage (pictured April 29) has been let go as executive producer and director of ABC’s revived The Wonder Years.
Savage pictured in the 1988 hit The Wonder Years, which was ABC aired a reimagining of Savage (who served as executive producer)
Savage is married to commercial real estate agent Jennifer Lynn Stone. They have three children.
Four years ago, her former on-screen mother, Alley Mills, claimed the original cancellation of Wonder Years followed a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Savage and Jason Hervey, which she said had been settled. amicably.
Monique Long, the woman who accused the 16-year-old of sexual harassment, worked as a costume designer on set.
She accused Savage and Hervey of “verbally and physically harassing her,” according to Deadline.
In response to Mills’ dismal claims, she told the outlet via email: ‘My only response to the slander of Ms Mills is that it proves exactly why women in the industry are forced to remain silent about the sexual harassment.”
During her interview with Yahoo!, the show matriarch called the allegations against Savage “completely ridiculous.”
Savage is married to commercial real estate agent Jennifer Lynn Stone. They have three children
Four years ago, his former on-screen mother, Alley Mills, claimed that the original cancellation of Wonder Years “follows a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Savage (then 16) and Jason Hervey (then 20). years), which she said had been settled out of court” (seen in 1988)
She went on to call Savage “the least offensive, most wonderful, sweetest human being that has ever walked the face of the earth.”
“So I just thought it was a big joke and it was going to blow up,” she added.
While further details of his misconduct have not been confirmed, an insider told Deadline the allegations included “verbal outbursts and inappropriate behavior.”
In 2019, Savage was accused by Youngjoo Hwang, a cast member of his short-lived sitcom The Grinder, of battery, assault, harassment and discrimination in a lawsuit filed in 2018.
The lawsuit was settled out of court and the case was dismissed.
Savage is also known for his acting roles in Fox’s The Grinder and Netflix’s Friends From College.
“The case has been resolved and we have dismissed the lawsuit,” Hwang’s attorney, Anahita Sedaghatfar, told Page Six.
Adding: “We are very happy with the resolution.”
TMZ reported that the case was dismissed with prejudice and a settlement was likely reached.
Hwang worked in the wardrobe department on Fox’s The Grinder where Savage ironically played a lawyer.
Her initial allegations date back to 2015 when she alleged that Savage subjected her to verbal attacks in front of co-workers.
Hwang’s lawyer told Page Six that she and her client ‘are very pleased with the resolution’ (the accuser pictured in 2015 at a press conference announcing the trial)
Charges: The victim claimed that on one occasion Fred ‘hard hit’ her three times as she was removing dandruff from her clothes.
She also claimed that on one occasion Fred “hard hit” her three times as she was removing dandruff from her clothes.
Hwang was reportedly not the only one to feel victimized and said in court papers that Savage abused female crew members by yelling at them to stop following him and once yelling, “Don’t look at me whore!”
As for her personally, she alleged that Savage once said to her, “It’s so annoying that I have to be nice to you when I fucking hate you!”
Since filing the case, Savage has maintained his innocence, with the network backing him after an investigation.
“I was informed that a woman working in the costume department of a show I was on almost three years ago claimed that I treated her harshly on set simply because she was a woman,” he said in a statement at the time.
“I hope that by speaking up, other women who have been victims of abuse of power will find the courage to do the same,” her attorney said in a statement about the settlement.
Adding: “These accusations are totally baseless and absolutely false. Fox conducted a thorough internal investigation into his allegations, a process in which I fully participated.
Fox agreed and released a subsequent statement saying their investigation found no evidence to support Hwang’s claims.
“We have thoroughly investigated these allegations and have found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Mr. Savage.
“We will vigorously defend ourselves against these baseless allegations,” the network said.