“Additional” host A.J. Calloway has been suspended following a number of claims of sexual misconduct.
Warner Bros. Tv, which produces the present, stated in a press release supplied to The Hollywood Reporter that the choice was made amid contemporary allegations in opposition to the 44-year-old.
“Upon changing into conscious of allegations of sexual misconduct in opposition to A.J. Calloway, we started an inside overview to find out whether or not there had been any misconduct by Mr. Calloway on ’Additional‘ and whether or not any worker of the present had been the sufferer of any such misconduct,” the assertion learn. “Thus far, now we have discovered nothing to counsel that Mr. Calloway has ever engaged in office misconduct.”
Final yr, creator and activist Sil Lai Abrams accused Calloway of sexual assault. Although Abrams reported Calloway to police after the alleged incident in 2006, the case was later dismissed on procedural grounds. Then in January, The Each day Beast reported that one other two girls who needed to stay nameless had additionally accused Calloway of sexual assault.
THR reportedly plans to publish a brand new story with additional allegations in opposition to the host.
“In gentle of extra allegations dropped at our consideration, we’re increasing our ongoing inquiries, and Mr. Calloway has been suspended pending additional overview,” the assertion from Warner Bros. stated. “We take such allegations very significantly and are dedicated to doing all the pieces we will to make sure a protected and inclusive office for all of our staff.”
Calloway’s lawyer, Lisa E. Davis, stated her consumer denies the allegations.
“He vehemently denies that he ever assaulted anybody and appears ahead to clearing his title,” Davis stated, per The Related Press.
- This text initially appeared on HuffPost.