Producer David Hunt, the husband of actress Patricia Heaton, has been accused of inappropriate touching on the set of the CBS sitcom “Carol’s Second Act.”
According to a report from the New York Times, two feminine workers accused Hunt of sexual misconduct. Per the report, they give up the present after claiming the community mishandled their complaints.
Broti Gupta, a author for the collection, claimed she went to human assets to complain about Hunt touching her on two separate events. She additionally mentioned she was made to really feel uncomfortable after Hunt hugged her exterior a piece dinner in August, complimented her pants and ran his hand up her thigh.
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She additionally mentioned she was sitting subsequent to co-executive producer Margee Magee a number of weeks later when Hunt allegedly jerked Gupta by the shoulders after apparently searching for one thing. Gupta later advised Magee of the preliminary alleged encounter with Hunt and mentioned she was inspired by Magee to talk out.
Gupta and Magee mentioned they went to the showrunners who reported the complaints to human assets who then launched an investigation.
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“I told them just my own personal code of ethics, which is that if there is space for education instead of punitive measures, then I believe in education,” Gupta mentioned.
She advised the Times that after complaining about Hunt, she and Magee had been stopped from attending some of the present’s rehearsals.
“That gave me no option but to leave the show,” mentioned Gupta.
Magee mentioned she was faraway from practically all of her writing obligations after going to HR to debate Gupta’s exit.
CBS advised WebNews on Sunday, “The matter was promptly investigated by human resources, and appropriate action was taken to address the complaint. The executive producer cooperated fully with the process.”
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The community additionally mentioned it “looked into allegations of retaliatory conduct by the showrunners at the time they were raised, and we found no evidence of retaliatory intent in their interactions with the writer or the producer.”
The assertion continued: “The writer and producer decided to leave the show of their own accord. CBS agreed to their request to be paid for the remainder of their guaranteed episodes this season, and we supported their request to waive any contractual provisions that would prevent them from speaking about their experiences on the show.”
A rep for Heaton didn’t return WebNews’ request for remark.
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A lawyer for Hunt advised The New York Times his consumer “did not remember the details as described” and “does not recall rubbing anyone’s thigh or leg and he disputes that characterization of it.” The lawyer mentioned Hunt “remembers looking for a script but does not remember the detail of touching anyone’s shoulders, and if he did that, it was not intended to be offensive.”
Heaton and Hunt have been married since 1990 and share 4 kids.