When the saga "Straight Outta Compton" star Jason Mitchell's alleged neglect on several productions continues to unfold, MTV has withdrawn the former "The Chi" star's nomination for best performance in a performance at the upcoming "2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards."
This development comes as "The Chi" showrunner breaks her silence on ongoing allegations of sexual abuse on the set of the Showtime series throughout Mitchell's two-season run on the show. He was recently dropped from the forthcoming third season after allegations of "off-set" offense surface from Netflix's upcoming comedy "Desperados."
The actor was dropped from Netflix production at the end of April, followed quickly by his agent, manager and legal representation and finally his television show.
"The Chi" showrunner Ayanna Floyd, who joined the show in his second season, told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement that she was informed by the creator Lena Waithe by Mitchells alleged behavioral problems. The actor Tiffany Boone, who portrayed Mitchell's girlfriend on the screen, filed a complaint about him after the first season had packed films and eventually left the series over it.
"When I took the helm in season two, it was Lena who informed me of the problems between Jason Mitchell and Tiffany Boone from season 1
Waithe has been a long-standing advocate of the Time & # 39; s Up movement and ensured women's safety and comfort on the spot and tells THR in June 2018," [I] f you want to play that game and be disrespectful or misunderstood with an actor or someone, I would like to call Showtime and say, "This person must go" and you will be shot up and it will be a wonderful final. "
A source close to Waithe told The office originally said she was not aware that the behavior had been continued. Noticing Floyd's contradictory statement, the source changed their statement to say that Waithe had been informed by Floyd about the ongoing behavioral problems, but that Floyd would take care of it. Floyd also does not return to season 3.
Mitchell was fired from "Desperados" because of alleged errors that began almost the moment he arrived in Mexico, where it was filmed. According to the THR, he did "very inappropriate remarks to two actresses while they were next to their neighborhood". Mitchell was replaced by Lamorne Morris in the upcoming movie, which also stars Anna Camp and Nasim Pedrad.
MTV has stated that Mitchell's nomination will not be replaced by the June 17 exhibition presentation, leaving four women running: Emilia Clark ("The Thrones Game"), Elisabeth Moss ("The Tailor & # 39; s Speech") , Kiernan Shipka ("The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina") and Gina Rodriguez ("Jane the Virgin").
The creators of "The Chi" are currently finding out how to move forward without Mitchell, who was actually the star's series. The second season wraps on June 16.
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