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Fred Savage Denies Claims of Harassment & Aggressive Behavior, Fox Defends Him As Well

Fred Savage Denies Claims of Harassment & Aggressive Behavior, Fox Defends Him As Well

Fox has investigated claims that actor Fred Savage verbally harassed female crew members on the set of The Grinder back when the show was on the air in 2015-2016, and “no evidence” was found.

“Fox takes all allegations of improper conduct very seriously,” 20th Century Fox said (via Variety). “We conducted a thorough investigation into these allegations and found no evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of Mr. Savage. We will vigorously defend against these unfounded claims.”

A former female crew member filed a lawsuit against Fred and Fox on Wednesday (March 21), saying Fred created “an extremely hostile work environment” with “aggressive behavior, intimidation, and constant use of profanities aimed toward female employees was left unchecked.”

In addition, Fred has released a statement claiming the allegations are untrue.

Click inside for Fred’s statement…

I have witnessed tremendous courage over these past few months, watching brave women who have come forward publicly fighting through the shame and stigma of harassment. I’ve seen first-hand the growing support in this movement that has always felt so lacking. As someone who has always tried to live honorably and with integrity, it never dawned on me that my name could be on the other side.

I was made aware that a woman working in the costume department of a show I was on almost three years ago has claimed that I treated her harshly on set simply because she was a woman. These accusations are completely without merit and absolutely untrue. Fox conducted an extensive internal investigation into her claims, a process in which I fully participated. After concluding a thorough investigation, Fox determined that there was absolutely no evidence to support these accusations. None of her claims could be substantiated because they did not happen.

I have been working in the entertainment industry my whole life and have always endeavored to treat everyone on any set I work on respectfully and professionally. While none of the accusations being leveled at me are true, I wholeheartedly support all people who feel they are being mistreated come forward and speak to human resources and those in charge. We have witnessed so much bravery from those speaking out recently, but I will just as boldly protect myself and my family from those seeking to tarnish my good name. I cannot let these people in particular denigrate me while harming the message of thousands of women and others who have suffered and continue to suffer.” (via Deadline)

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  • Jamie

    Has Rob Lowe released a statement about this? He was on the show too.

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    Women should stay in the kitchen, they only create problems.

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