No party involved has publicly shared details of the allegations against Savage at this time, so it is impossible to comment on the nature of this situation. However, this isn’t the first time the actor, whose childhood fame also starred in ‘The Princess Bride’, has been entangled in an incident like this. In 1993, costume designer Monique Long filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against then 16-year-old Savage and her co-star Jason Hervey (per Vanity Fair).
In 2018, ‘The Wonder Years’ actor Alley Mills told Yahoo that she believed ‘The Wonder Years’ original series had ended due to the lawsuit, in which Long alleged physical harassment. and verbal from the actors. Now, Savage has been ousted from the new iteration of the show, which has yet to be renewed for a second season.
Savage was also sued in 2018, by a costume designer on the set of “The Grinder.” In the lawsuit, which named both Savage and Fox himself, Youngjoo Hwang alleged that the actor punched his arm and yelled at him, and that he “created a hostile environment for women.” , according to THR. Savage denied those allegations in a statement at the time, and Fox’s investigation found no wrongdoing.
While the complete lack of details related to Savage’s firing might seem unusual (it’s unclear if the most recent allegations were verbal, physical, or sexual), it’s not the first time in recent memory that a network or a studio decisively addresses a fault. claim without sharing any context. In April, news broke that production on Aziz Ansari’s feature film “Being Mortal” had been halted after a lawsuit was filed against Bill Murray. Although Murray later gave some details about his version of the story, Searchlight Pictures kept his statements vague, saying, “After reviewing the circumstances, it has been determined that production cannot continue at this time.”
“The Wonder Years” airs Wednesdays on ABC.