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CBS Tried to Undermine Actress’ Harassment Claim With Footage of Her Cursing


By -- The Cut—— Bio and Archives--December 17, 2018

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According to a bombshell new report from the New York Times, CBS paid actress Eliza Dushku a secret $9.5 million dollar settlement earlier this year following her complaints about sexual harassment on the set of Bull, one of the network’s prime-time shows. Shockingly, after Dushku came forward with her claims, a top CBS lawyer reportedly attempted to discredit her by using footage of her cursing during on-set — apparently not realizing that the footage also clearly documented instances of sexual harassment.

Dushku had signed a three-episode contract with “well-developed” plans to keep her on the show permanently the Times says. But after making a complaint about series star Michael Weatherly’s repeated inappropriate behavior, the prospect of her staying on the show was nixed, and she was written off. Dushku’s settlement is the latest story in a series of sexual abuse scandals from the network.—More…

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