Constance Wu reveals she was sexually harassed by ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ producer and addresses tweet about show renewal

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Constance Wu talks about her time on Hot off the press and making allegations that she was sexually harassed by a senior producer of the 2015-20 TBEN sitcom.

In an interview with The New York Timestells Wu about an incident she describes in her memoir Create a scene where a producer she only references by an initial exhibited “controlling behavior”.

Hot off the press was my very first TV show. I was thrown into this world,” Wu . said NYT. “I have no parents in the industry. And because I was 30, people thought I knew what I was doing. It made me paranoid and embarrassed.”

Wu also revealed that the producer touched her thigh and grazed her groin during a sporting event in 2015. The Crazy Rich Asians actor also said there was another argument during the second season of Hot off the press about attending a film festival, but by then Wu felt empowered to cut ties with the producer in question.

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In an interview of The Atlantic OceanWu said she had not opened up about this situation in the past for fear of consequences.

“I kept my mouth shut for a long time about a lot of sexual harassment and intimidation that I received the first two seasons of the show,” Wu said. “Because after the first two seasons, once it was a success, when I was no longer afraid of losing my job, from this point on I could say ‘no’ to the bullying, ‘no’ to the harassment, certain producer. And so I thought, ‘You know what? I’ve handled it, no one needs to know, I don’t need to tarnish the reputation of this Asian-American producer. I don’t have to tarnish the reputation of the show.’”

Wu also spoke about the infamous tweet in 2019 after learning that TBEN had revamped Hot off the press for another season.

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“I wanted to have a new slate where I didn’t have to start a show with all these memories of abuse,” she shared. The Atlantic Ocean. “A few people knew [the harassment] happened, and to go to work every day and see those people who knew he was sexually harassing me felt like a betrayal every time,” she added. “I loved everyone on that crew and I loved working on that show, but it had that history of abuse that it started with, and even though I dealt with it after two years, I was looking forward to a clean slate.”

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A representative for 20th Television, who produced Hot off the presshad no comment.

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