Constance Wu Reveals She Was Sexually Harassed By “Fresh Off The Boat” Producer, Tweets About Show Renewal
In a meeting with The New York TimesWu talks about an incident that she details in her memoir Create a scene where a producer she only refers to by an initial has shown “controlling behaviors.”
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“Fresh off the boat was my very first TV show. I was thrown into this world,” Wu said NYT. “I don’t have any relatives in the industry. And because I was 30, people thought I knew what I was doing. It made me paranoid and embarrassed.
Wu also revealed that during a sporting event in 2015, the producer touched her thigh and brushed her crotch. The boobies rich asian The actor also said that there was another argument during the second season of Fresh off the boat to attend a film festival, but at that time Wu felt empowered to cut ties with the producer in question.
In a meeting with AtlanticWu said she had not talked about this situation in the past for fear of the consequences.
“I kept my mouth shut for a very long time about a lot of sexual harassment and bullying that I experienced in the first two seasons of the show,” Wu said. “Because after the two first seasons, once it was successful, once I wasn’t afraid of losing my job, that’s when I could start to say ‘no’ to harassment, ‘no’ to bullying, from there particular producer. And, then I thought, ‘You know what? I handled it, nobody has to know, I don’t have to tarnish the reputation of this American producer of Asian descent. I don’t have to tarnish the reputation of the series.”
Wu also talked about the infamous tweet in 2019 after learning that ABC had renewed Fresh off the boat for another season.
“I wanted to have a new slate where I didn’t have to start a show with all these memories of abuse,” she said. Atlantic. “Some people knew [the harassment] was going on, and going to work every day and seeing these people who knew he was sexually harassing me by being ‘friends’ with him was like a betrayal every time,” she added. “J loved everyone on this team and loved working on this show, but it had this history of abuse, which it started with, and even though I handled it after two years, I was looking forward to a clean slate.”
A representative of 20th Television, which produced Fresh off the boatdid not comment.
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