Thursday, 24 January, 2019

Damon Wayans slams Clayne Crawford after Lethal Weapon star is axed

The Warner Bros. Television drama remains firmly on the bubble and should an actor sign on to replace him could potentially return for a third season Richard Foreman FOX Crawford on 'Lethal Weapon'
Stacy Diaz | 15 May, 2018, 19:15

News, Wayans also claimed that Crawford had once purposely thrown a bottle of green tea at another actor, hitting him in the mouth.

"Wayans' next tweet provides an explanation for his injury, and the actor seems to implicate Crawford by tagging him and hashtagging "#noapology".

Executives from the Fox network said it wasn't their decision to give Crawford the boot, but according to TV Guide, the network supported the hard call made by producers at Warner Bros.

Crawford was sacked from the hit Fox cop drama and replaced with American Pie actor Seann William Scott in the heels of its third season renewal.

Crawford's co-star, Damon Wayans, reportedly had a particularly hard relationship with the actor during the series' first two seasons, with the two no longer speaking by Season 2's end.

Wayans also posted a video of a scene from a recent episode on the show, that Crawford directed, in which he was struck by flying shrapnel during a stunt.

Scott will be playing the brother of Crawford's Martin Riggs, who will join Wayans' Murtagh as they chase the bad guys in Season 3.

Scott will play a new character who will be partnered with Wayans. In the wake of the announcement Sunday, at least one of the shows remaining stars, Damon Wayans (Roger Murtaugh), isn't shedding any tears - more like the opposite.

The posts appear to imply that Crawford's set was not safe. Wayans wrote in the caption, "Since @warnerbrostv is not defending me at all. here's another photo of images other people were posting in and around the lot".

Damon Wayans shared details about Clayne Crawford's alleged toxic behavior on the set of Fox's "Lethal Weapon".

Crawford had previously defended himself when reports of bad behavior on set surfaced.

He later admitted that he had been disciplined over two incidents. My heart is full. "I am incredibly sorry if my passion for doing good work has ever made anyone feel less than comfortable on our set, or feel less than celebrated for their efforts", he wrote. Weeks earlier, the actor had taken to Instagram to admit that he'd been reprimanded twice while filming the second season of the show.

He continued, "I met with Human Resources, I apologized for my part of the conflict, and I completed studio-appointed therapy". Right after the incident, Wayans was reportedly sent home for the day, and when he came back to work, he set limitations to what he was willing to do in the episode, citing safety concerns. "Furthermore, I apologize to all the crew and cast for any negative attention Lethal Weapon is receiving because of these incidents". "Good Luck nxt season!" the actor wrote on Instagram hours after Fox and Warners confirmed he would not be returning for the newly announced third season.