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Showtime’s The Chi has just lost one of its most loved characters. Shortly after the show has been renewed for a third season, Jason Mitchell who plays, Brandon, was just dropped from the hit show after allegations of sexual harassment.
Jason was also working on a Netflix film, Desperados, when an off-set incident occurred, resulting in him being removed from that film as well. The actor has also been dropped by his representatives, UTA and Authentic Talent & Literary Management.
A source told The Hollywood Reporter that several actresses on The Chi had issues with Jason, including co-star Tiffany Boone, who plays Jerrika, the girlfriend to his character, Brandon.
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.
Written by Clarke Jones
Source: The Hollywood Reporter