New details surrounding the actor’s abrupt dismissal have been revealed. fred savage from the reboot of “The Wonder Years”. The specialized site The Hollywood Reporter published the stories of six women from the team who denounced him for sexual harassment and assault.
According to the aforementioned medium, the group of women complained about the actor’s inappropriate behavior on set. The complainants state that they “saw two very different sides of Savage: a charismatic, apparently supportive colleague, and a much darker alter ego.”
A former employee described an encounter she said she had with Savage when he joined the team for a night out at a local bar. Leaving the cubicle of the women’s restroom, she stated that Savage was waiting for her. allegedly he proceeded to push her against a wall and “put his mouth on mine with great force.” The woman was able to thwart the actor’s attack and fled, later ignoring a apology text from him on the matter.
After learning of the allegations against him, Savage issued a statement to the press. “Since I was 6 years old, I have worked on hundreds of sets with thousands of people and have always striven to contribute to an inclusive, safe and supportive work environment,” he said in a statement. “I will work to address and change any behavior that has negatively affected someone, as nothing in this world is more important to me than being a co-worker, friend, husband, father, and support person.”
Savage is married and shares three children with Jennifer Lynn Stone. Despite those accusations, he has had a prolific career, not only acting but also directing on “Boy Meets World,” “Black-ish,” “Modern Family,” and “2 Broke Girls,” among other shows.
In 1993, A costume designer for “The Wonder Years” sued Savage, then 16, for sexual harassment. The case was resolved in an out-of-court settlement. The series, which showed the daily life of a teenager from a typical American family, was recorded between 1988 and 1993.
The new version of the program premiered in ABC in September 2021. It was renewed for a second season in May.
News of Savage’s firing from the series also broke in May. At the time, a 20th Television spokesperson confirmed to People that they were “aware of allegations of misconduct” linked to the former child star.
“As is policy, an investigation has been launched,” the statement continued. “Upon completion, the decision was made to terminate his employment as executive producer and director of ‘The Wonder Years.’”