Jason Mitchell Facing Misconduct Allegations
A popular “Straight Outta Compton” actor is the latest star to be hit with misconduct claims.
Jason Mitchell was dropped from a popular Showtime drama, a Netflix film, and a talent agency amid allegations that he acted inappropriately.
Deadline broke the news that the 32-year-old actor was dropped by his agency, UTA; management company, Authentic Talent & Literary Management; “Desperados” a Netflix film he’d been cast in as a lead, and Lena Waithe’s “The Chi.”
Details were at first skimpy about Mitchell’s alleged allegations, but The Hollywood Reporter released an extensive story detailing claims that he had several sexual harassment claims made about him.
A source told THR that his co-star Tiffany Boone, who plays Jerrika, his character Brandon’s girlfriend, complained about his behavior and was at one point so worried that she brought her fellow actor fiance Marque Richardson on set with her.
“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. She made repeated complaints of sexual harassment and allegedly felt so unsafe with her co-star that at times her fiance, Dear White People actor Marque Richardson, came to set when she shot scenes with him.
Boone declined to comment.
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.”
As for Netflix’s upcoming film “Desperados”, producers reportedly heard about an alleged off-set incident that ultimately led to Mitchell’s termination. His costars Nasim Pedrad, Anna Camp and Robbie Amell also ALL allegedly complained about his behavior.
So far Mitchell is remaining silent on the misconduct claims, but surely that will change.
Back in 2016, Mitchell was accused of body-slamming a woman who was reportedly trying to crash a party he was hosting at a hotel in Boston. The woman told TMZ that he grabbed her arms, threw her to the ground by her hair, called her a “b***” and then fled. He was never arrested or charged in the alleged incident.
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