Eliza Duško and Michael Weatherly for Bull.
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According to a bomb's new report from New York Time, CBS paid out to actress Elisha Duško this year for a mysterious $ 9.5 million after her complaints about sexual harassment Bull, one of the network's key time displays. Shockingly, after Dusco made his demands, one of the leading CBS lawyers tried to discredit them using video clips about her curses when they had certain information, apparently not realizing that the video also clearly documented cases of sexual harassment.
Dushku had signed a three-season contract with "well-developed" plans to keep him on stage, Time says But after filing a complaint about a serial star Michael Weatheroly's repeated inappropriate behavior, her chances of staying on the show were raging and she was written off. Dushku Settlement is the latest story about sexual exploitation scandals from the network.
About the kit, Weatherly reported made a number of inappropriate comments on Dušku, including rape jokes, commentary on the triangle with another participant in the show, and repeated remarks about her appearance, including "here are the legs" when Dušku was wearing a dressing room. After the raging joke that Weatherly did while they filmed, Dushku faced him with his behavior. Within a few days she was informed that she would be scrapped at the show.
After expressing the opportunity to lodge a claim, Dushku concluded an intermediary with CBS and an internal investigation was conducted. During this investigation Time reports, the network's chief compliance officer Mark Engstrom put outtakes out Bull that they would help the cause of the network, because they showed Ms. Dushku a curse. " But instead the tapes were "golden" because they "perceived some of the harassment of the film." Engstrom, it seems, did not understand the cases, was harassment.
By January 2018, an agreement was reached: CBS had to pay Dushku $ 9.5 million, and Dushku could not talk about her experience.
In the notification to Time Weatherly apologized for his comments. "At a time when we were attracted to our performance, I shoot some jokes that mock a string of lines in the script," Mr Weatherly said. "When Elisha told me she was not satisfied with my language and tried to humor, I was arrested, I was offended and immediately apologized. After I learned it further, I understand better that what I said was not funny, not fit, and I'm sorry and sorry that this pain was caused by Eliza. "
His statement does not focus on the allegation that he was involved in his termination, but in previous interviews with the investigators he claimed innocence. "It's my memory that I have not told anyone about how they should do their job regarding the recruitment or dismissal of all staff."
In their assessment of Dushke's statements, they concluded that the handling of her sexual harassment complaint was part of a larger network problem – in particular, it was clearly demonstrated by Engstrom's inability to find out what sexual harassment was. Since CBS settlement with Dushku, their CEO Les Moonves was forced to abandon several charges of sexual abuse. Charlie Rose and Jeff Fagger, two other high-ranking men, also left the company with similar allegations.
Dushku did not comment on the report.