Afton Williamson is an actress, known for, Mystery thriller Still Here gets a trailer and poster, Johnny Whitworth & Zazie Beetz in Trailer for Mystery 'Still Here' Film, The Rookie: Season Three; Nathan Fillion Drama Renewed by ABC. It just takes a VOICE. She claimed that the network didn't take her complaints about any of the alleged incidents seriously. Afton Williamson is an actress, known for Man on a Ledge (2012), Banshee (2013) and The Night Of (2016). All rights ‘The Rookie’ Producer eOne Investigating Co-Star Afton Williamson’s Allegations Of Racism & Sexual Misconduct. We’re glad that the investigation has been completed and are grateful to eOne for its unwavering support. Emmys 2017: Lead Actor - Miniseries or Movie, Golden Globes 2017 — Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Even God Doesn't Know What to Make of You, "Girls" Star Zosia Mamet/"The Breaks" Star Afton Williamson/Harry's Home Cooking/"Time After Time" Star Freddie Stroma, Mack Wilds, Wood Harris & Afton Williamson. “Throughout the filming of the pilot, I experienced racial discrimination/racially charged inappropriate comments from the hair department and bullying from executive producers,” she wrote. Williamson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.. 'THE ROOKIE' STAR QUITS ABC SHOW, ALLEGES DISCRIMINATION, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT, "This season on 'The Rookie,' I was sexually harassed by fellow actor Demetrius Grosse," Williamson wrote on Instagram. A rep for Williamson and Grosse did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment. 24.9k Followers, 14 Following, 1,133 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Afton Williamson (@therealaftonw) The actor accused of sexual misconduct by former The Rookie star Afton Williamson has spoken out personally three days after being cleared in an investigation by producers eOne. The Rookie's Afton Williamson Is Not Returning for Season 2. Fans took to Bishop quite well, too. After a lengthy and thorough investigation, independent counsel concluded, unequivocally, that the allegations leveled against him where completely meritless. On September 17, eOne said that they had an independent investigation conducted on Williamson’s claims and concluded “that those identified in Ms. Williamson’s allegations did not conduct themselves in an unlawful manner or demonstrate behavior inappropriate for the workplace.”, Williamson responded to the investigation conclusions with “what saddens me the most is that the lengths that were taken to Deceive, Lie, and Cover Up the Truth, were far greater than those made to Protect and Maintain a Safe Working Environment for Employees.”, Related Story Afton Williamson is speaking out in response to the findings from an investigation into the allegations she made against co-workers on ABC’s … Afton Williamson alleged that Grosse sexually harassed her during their work together on the ABC police drama. Onward. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. My client was libeled all over the media before any of the claims could even be verified. Fox News' Talia Kaplan contributed to this report. She continued: “The Hair Dept. In 2016, Williamson was cast in a leading role on the VH1 drama series The Breaks. If you like TVLine, you'll LOVE our weekly newsletter. 'For Life' Season 2 Trailer & Key Art Offer First Look At Aaron Wallace As A Free Man. We want to hear from you! How will The Rookie fill this important void in its central TO/rookie relationship? In film, she made her debut in the 2011 drama Pariah. Afton Williamson is offering more details on her exit from ABC cop drama The Rookie. “I turned it down and I walked.”, She went on to say, “Now is the best time in the world to be a woman and I have a platform so it’s time to use my Voice. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC.  She starred as Officer Wiggins in the 2016 HBO miniseries The Night Of. Prior to her Rookie run, Williamson’s TV credits included Shades of Blue, The Night Of and A Gifted Man. ", "One Instagram post is just like those 2 fish and 5 loaves of Bread. All rights reserved. On September 18, an attorney for Grosse sent out a statement representing the actor’s reaction to the eOne probe. Series lead Nathan Fillion, as well as Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin Jr., Melissa O’Neil and Eric Winter, will return for the light procedural’s sophomore run (which starts Sept. 29, now airing Sundays at 10/9c). “The hair dept. or redistributed. "I am no stranger to all of the above even before this experience. Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. All market data delayed 20 minutes. Head escalated into Sexual Assault at our Wrap party," adding that she was sexually harassed by a recurring guest star and that executive producers allegedly bullied her “throughout the filming of the pilot.”. Demetrius lost multiple jobs as a result of being falsely accused. No one should publish serious allegations like these in such a reckless manner. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Entertainment One, the studio that produces "The Rookie," had launched an ongoing investigation into Williamson's allegations. They don’t know why, because she’s stern and they’re usually off-put by that type of demeanor, but for some reason, she wins them over every week because she sees the thing in Nolan that he has to keep proving to everybody else. Afton Williamson, Actress: Man on a Ledge. Without Williamson, The Rookie returns for its second season on ABC on September 29. “I am frustrated, I don’t have a lot of answers; I wish I had more,” Burke told reporters. We have initiated an independent investigation which is ongoing and as such, it would not be appropriate to comment at this time.”. Launch dates for broadcast, cable and streaming programs, Up-to-date lists for broadcast, cable and streaming series, Pandemic-proof vs. pandemic-contingent broadcast lineups, Signup for Breaking News Alerts & Newsletters, Get our latest storiesin the feed of your favorite networks. Those conclusions “will guide us how to handle similar situations in the future,” Burke added when asked about a possible communications breakdown, as Williamson alleged. head was fired only after the sexual assault and not for an entire year of outward racism/racially charged language and bullying behavior in and out of the hair and makeup trailer.”. reserved.PMC Entertainment. Send us a tip using our annonymous form. The series was created by Alexi Hawley, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. Westworld alum Demetrius Grosse took to social media tonight in his first direct public statement since being implicated with harassment by Williamson on August 5, who quit the Nathan Fillion starring show the day before too. ABC EXEC SAYS THEY'RE HAPPY TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH CONSTANCE WU AFTER 'FRESH OFF THE BOAT' RENEWAL RANT, An ABC Studios spokesperson told Fox News Sunday in a statement that they are taking the matter "very seriously. Joe Biden’s Campaign Turns To Billboard Music Awards For New Spot Featuring Nina Simone Vocals, MGM Resorts Will Lay Off 18,000 Workers As Business Still Lags From Pandemic, L.A. County Public Health Confirms 17 More Deaths And 1,003 New Cases Of COVID-19 – Update, Dennis O’Neil Dies: Legendary ‘Batman’ Comic Book Writer Was 81, DiCaprio, Streep, Hill, Chalamet, Blanchett, Others Join Jennifer Lawrence In Netflix’s ‘Don’t Look Up’ For Adam McKay, Showtime Reviving ‘Dexter’ For Limited Series; Michael C. Hall & Showrunner Clyde Phillips Return, Los Angeles Location Filming Rebounds, But FilmLA Sees No Return To Normal Until Spring “At Earliest”, Ridley Scott Eyes Another Epic: Joaquin Phoenix As Napoleon In ‘Kitbag’. My Top Ten Women In Order and all the rest. Afton Williamson Celebrity Profile - Check out the latest Afton Williamson photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at Rotten Tomatoes! … However, because we didn’t identify the person named by Williamson in her Instagram post at that time, we did not post the statement then. (ABC Television / Getty), CBS SAYS MICHAEL WEATHERLY STILL ON 'BULL' DESPITE SEX HARASSMENT CLAIMS. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. Deadline has not independently verified Williamson’s claims and therefore is not naming the actor here. In her post, Williamson accused Hawley of failing to share her complaints with human resources. She’s gunning for the underdog, and I think that that’s why she’s lovable in that way.”. The Rookie co-stars Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Mercedes Mason, Melissa O’Neil, and Eric Winter. head escalated into sexual assault at our wrap party.”. WGA East Launches Helpline For Reporting Harassment…, Amazon to Stream NFL Playoff Game as Providers Position for…, 'Sylvie's Love' Trailer: Tessa Thompson's 1950s Jazz Romance…, 'The Masked Singer' Reveals the Identity of Baby Alien: Here's…, Last Call: You've Got a Few Hours to Score the Last Prime Deals…, Copyright © 2020 TVLine Media, LLC. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. Email InsideLine@tvline.com and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line. Logg inn; Registrer ", FLASHBACK: DISGRACED CBS BOSS LES MOONVES LOSES SEVERANCE AS BOARD FINDS 'GROUNDS TO TERMINATE FOR CAUSE', Williamson wrote that she was asked to return for Season 2 and was promised that “everything was handled.”, PAULEY PERRETTE, MARK HARMON 'NCIS' DRAMA 'RESOLVED,' CBS SAYS, “The investigation hadn’t even begun and Season 2 had already started filming,” she wrote on Sunday. Williamson started as the understudy to Kerry Washington in the 2010 Broadway play Race before succeeding Washington in the role of Susan.