Former “Fresh Off the Boat” star Constance Wu claims in her memoir that she was sexually harassed by senior of the production team on the now-defunct ABC sitcom.
The actress only refers to the staffer by an initial (in her book “Making a Scene.”)
Wu also alleges that during the show’s inaugural season in 2015, the man exhibited such controlling behaviors as “demanding that she run all her business matters past him and telling her what to wear.
The star — who played matriarch Jessica Huang on the show — says things took a physical turn when she and the producer attended a sporting event together. There, he allegedly “placed his hand on her thigh, his hand ultimately grazing her crotch."
Wu claims that she asked him to stop and the two later swept the alleged incident under the rug.
During a panel at Friday’s Atlantic Festival in Washington, D.C., Wu detailed her decision to speak out about the alleged misconduct.
“I kept my mouth shut for a really long time about a lot of sexual harassment and intimidation that I received the first two seasons of the show. Because, after the first two seasons, once it was a success, once I was no longer scared of losing my job, that’s when I was able to start saying ‘no’ to the harassment, ‘no’ to the intimidation, from this particular producer.
“And, so I thought, ‘You know what? I handled it, nobody has to know, I don’t have to stain this Asian American producer’s reputation, I don’t have to stain the reputation of the show.’”
“Fresh Off the Boat” ended its six-season run in February 2020.
Source: NY Post.
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