Eliza Dushku to Michael Weatherly on Bull.
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According to a new bombshell report from New York TimesActress Eliza Dushku pays a secret secret of $ 9.5 million dollars from CBS earlier this year following her complaints about sexual harassment on the set of Bull, one of the network's main time shows. Suddenly, after Dushku carried on with hapks, a top CBS lawyer said trying to ignore her by using portions of broadcasting during the set – probably without realizing that the film also recorded cases of sexual harassment.
Dushku had signed a three-episode contract, with "advanced" plans to permanently show on the show, the Times he says. But after complaining about the inappropriate behavior that was repeated by Michael Weatherly, the possibility of staying on the show had been mixed, and it was eliminated. Dushku's Settlement is the latest story in a series of sexual abuse scandals of the network.
On a set, Weather reports has made multiple inappropriate comments to Dushku, including rape joke, a commentary about an actor with another actor on the show, and repetitive comments about his vision, including "here are legs," when Dushku was wearing a pantsuit. After the joke of violence, caused by Weather as they filmed, Dushku opposed her behavior. Within days, it was notified that it would be deleted from the show.
After migration and the possibility of presenting a legal case, Dushku came to mediation with CBS, and an internal investigation took place. During this inquiry, the Times reports, The Mark Engstrom's main compliance officer transferred the game from Bull in the belief that they would help the cause of the network, because they showed the adoption of Ms. Dushku. " Instead, the tapes were "golden gold," as they "caught some of the harassment of a movie." Engstrom did not realize the causes caused by disturbance.
By January 2018, a settlement was reached: CBC paid Dushku $ 9.5 million, and Dushku could not talk about her experiences.
In a statement to Times, He apologized for his comments. "During the time of tapping our show, I made some jokes mocking some lines in the script," said Mr Weatherly in the statement. "When Eliza told me that she was not comfortable with a language and trying humor, I was afraid that I had offended her and immediately apologized. Having considered this further, I & # 39 Better understand that what I said was not funny and it is not appropriate and I'm sorry and worried about the pain that Eliza has caused. "
His statement was not going to address the claim that he had been involved in termination, but in earlier interviews with researchers, he claimed he was innocent. "It reminds me that I did not tell anyone how they should do their job about hiring or burning anyone."
In the researchers' assessment of Dushku's allegations, the conclusion was found that treating her sexual harassment weed was part of a larger problem in the network – made explicitly by Engstrom incapacity to find out what similar harassment was similar. Since the CBC settlement with Dushku, their CEO Les Moonves was forced to step down among multiple sexual misconduct charges. Charlie Rose and Jeff Fager, two other men in high positions, left the company following similar allegations.
Dushku has not commented on the report.