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The Rookie's Afton Williamson's Claims Were Investigated & No 'Unlawful' Conduct Found

The Rookie's Afton Williamson's Claims Were Investigated & No 'Unlawful' Conduct Found

Afton Williamson announced over the summer that she would not be returning to season two of The Rookie and she made claims of discrimination and sexual assault against multiple members of the show’s staff.

Entertainment One, the studio that produces the ABC series, completed an investigation into the allegations, which was conducted by a third party law firm.

“We have concluded that those identified in Ms. Williamson’s allegations did not conduct themselves in an unlawful manner or demonstrate behavior inappropriate for the workplace. It was also concluded that the executive producers, including showrunner Alexi Hawley, addressed matters of which they were made aware promptly and in a fair and reasonable manner,” eOne said in a statement (via THR).

“We take all allegations of inappropriate conduct very seriously, particularly when the allegations involve discrimination or sexual harassment of any nature,” the statement continued. “We appreciate the cooperation of all those who were interviewed, including Ms. Williamson, the individuals she identified by name, and several other relevant production and staff members.”

“We recognize and respect that as individuals, the lens through which we view situations, interactions and comments, can differ based on our experiences and perspectives. As such, we regret that Ms. Williamson’s time on the series was not a positive one for her, and we respect her decision to move on to other projects,” the statement concluded.

READ MORE: Afton Williamson Calls Out Those Who Harassed Her on ‘The Rookie’ Set By Name

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