Rising actor Jason Mitchell may be going out as quickly as he came in after he was booted from ‘The Chi’ due to multiple misconduct and sexual harassment allegations.
According to Deadline, the accusations also cost him his management agency UTA and an upcoming Netflix film, Desperados where he also played a lead.
Reps from each company declined to comment on the incident but the Hollywood Reporter claims the allegations stem from his leading lady on The Chi, Tiffany Boone.
“A source with knowledge of the Showtime series says Tiffany Boone, who played Mitchell’s girlfriend on The Chi, was among several actresses on the series who had issues with Mitchell. She made repeated complaints of sexual harassment and allegedly felt so unsafe with her co-star that at times her fiance, Dear White People actor Marque Richardson, came to set when she shot scenes with him. Boone declined to comment.
The source also says Boone ultimately informed producers at Fox 21 that she could no longer work with Mitchell. Initially, he was retained while she was released at her request to pursue other projects. Other actresses on the series also were said to have had problems with Mitchell. It’s unclear what finally led the studio to act.”
A source from Lionsgate’s Good Universe, the company producing the Neflix film, says “producers received specific information which was investigated immediately and thoroughly and dealt with as quickly as possible.” It is also reported that his costars on the film, Nasim Pedrad and Anna Camp, also filed complaints.
Unfortunately, this isn’t Mitchell’s first time dealing with the law. Back in 2016, an 18-year-old woman accused him of assaulting her at the Ritz Hotel in Boston. He allegedly threw her to the ground after she allegedly declined his advances. He was banned from the hotel after the incident.
The 29-year-old rose to fame after he played Easy E in the hit biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
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