This week, fans of the Showtime series “The Chi” were stunned when it was announced that the show’s star, Jason Mitchell, had been fired and dropped by his agents and managers.
The Hollywood Reporter has provided more insight on the situation.
“A source with knowledge of the Showtime series says Tiffany Boone, who played Mitchell’s girlfriend on The Chi, was among several actresses on the series who had issues with Mitchell,” The Hollywood Reporter said. “She made repeated complaints of sexual harassment and allegedly felt so unsafe with her co-star that at times her fiancé, ‘Dear White People’ actor Marque Richardson, came to set when she shot scenes with him.
The source also says Boone ultimately informed producers at Fox 21 that she could no longer work with Mitchell. Initially, he was retained while she was released at her request to pursue other projects. Other actresses on the series also were said to have had problems with Mitchell. It’s unclear what finally led the studio to act.”