'The Rookie': una actriz abandona el rodaje de la segunda temporada

La actriz de 'The Rookie' Afton Williamson ha decidido abandonar la serie después de la primera temporada tras haber sido ignoradas sus denuncias contra parte del equipo por acoso sexual y discriminación racista.

Afton Williamson abandona la segunda temporada de 'The Rookie'

La actriz Afton Williamson ha destapado una nuevo caso de sexismo y acoso en Hollywood y que la carrera de actriz no es tan idílica como podemos creer. Después de varias denuncias y quejas y al ver que no servían para nada, la actriz ha decidido abandonar The Rookie, la serie que emite Telecinco los miércoles, ahora que el equipo se disponía a rodar la segunda temporada.

“El acoso sexual que denuncié directamente al showrunner (Alexi Hawley) permaneció sin documentar y no fue comunicado a recursos humanos como me habían prometido”, ha escrito indignada en su cuenta de Instagram. Sin embargo, esto no es todo. La actriz de 34 años, que interpreta a Talia Bishop, la agente de policía responsable de entrenar al protagonista, también denunció la conducta inapropiada de acoso sexual de un actor invitado.

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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. During the Season, it continued along with Sexual Harassment from a recurring guest star,Demetrius Grosse,and the racist commentary & bullying from the Hair Dept.Head, Sally Ciganovich 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.Ciganovich was fired ONLY after the sexual assault and NOT for an entire year of outward racism/racially charged language and bullying behavior in and out of the Hair and Makeup trailer. HR protocol was never adhered to following the above reports given by me to my Showrunner/EP and an investigation was never issued for any of my claims. The only time I was asked to participate in an investigation was after a meeting I called in June following our Season 2 announcement. This meeting included the Showrunner and two other producers as well as my agent and SAG-AFTRA Union Rep. It was clear to all present in the meeting that the Showrunner had not shared my reports with the any of the producers. After my initial report of sexual harassment, I was assured that Grosse would be fired. I was also asked to film with him the very next day as a courtesy to the script, even though we had not begun filming the episode yet. Grosse reappeared on our call sheet at the end of the season, I was even written in scenes with him. I asked the Showrunner about this and he admitted to me that the Grosse had not been fired nor had he gotten HR involved. I was asked to return this season, and promised that “everything was handled.” The investigation hadn’t even begun and Season 2 had already started filming. I turned it down and I walked. Now is the best time in the world to be a woman and I have a platform so it’s time to use my Voice. Strength comes from within. It comes from Above. “Greater is He that is within Me than he that is in the world” ❤️🙏🏽

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Una investigación en curso

Me aseguraron que ese actor sería despedido", pero al volver al rodaje de la segunda temporada se encontró con el actor y además, tenía que grabar varias escenas con él. “Pregunté al showrunner acerca de esto y admitió que el actor no había sido despedido y que no había implicado a recursos humanos”.

Desde que se han hecho públicas las declaraciones de Williamson, el estudio eOne que produce la serie ha informado que tomarán medidas: “Nos tomamos acusaciones de esta naturaleza muy en serio”. Es por esto que han iniciado una investigación independiente de los hechos y ABC Studios, la productora del canal donde se emite The Rookie, ha comunicado según Deadline que eOne les había avisado en junio que había una investigación en curso: “La seguridad en el sitio de trabajo es una prioridad para nosotros y nos tomamos este asunto muy en serio”.

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