- Aug 17, 2021
Eliza Dushku Tells Congressional Committee She Was Fired From CBS’ ‘Bull’ After Reporting Sexual Harassment From Star Michael Weatherly
The actress accused her costar of “near-constant sexual harassment.”
I just saw this video she shared (which I assume was a remote testimony) where she discussed the kind of lurid sexual comments and demeaning behavior she was subjected to in 2017 on the set of a CBS show. After enduring it and pressing on, dressing in a less appealing manner to avoid the taunts, and finally just confronting the co-star primarily responsible for the demeaning remarks, he feigned shock and secretly texted their employer that he wanted her off.The next day she was promptly fired, and could do absolutely nothing about it thanks to the magic of legal fine print. She was effectively paid by CBS to keep quiet about it. She’s now able to break that silence thanks to a Congressional subpoena. The Congressmen and women are trying to end this disturbing practice of using non-disclosure agreements to cover up the kind of workplace harassment stories I thought were a thing of the past about 50 years ago.
I’m sorry Eliza or anyone had to experience this kind of treatment in this day and age, and it’s about time we ended this practice of obfuscating the truth to protect assholes of the worst kind.