It was exactly a week ago when it was announced that Lethal Weapon star Clayne Crawford was fired from the hit crime drama after “complaints of emotional abuse and creating a hostile environment.” On Monday night, his former co-star Damon Wayans posted a series of since-deleted tweets claiming that Clayne injured him on the set and offered “no apology.” Read on for more.
Though Damon has since deleted his Twitter account, People magazine screen shotted several of his tweets, including video, alleging that shrapnel hit him during a small explosion on the set.
In one particular video he posted, Damon is seen ducking his face and holding his head after something explodes behind him. Another tweet included a pic showing blood dripping from the back of his head.
The 57-year-old posted an explanation for what happened on the set: “Below is a rendering seeking to explain yesterday’s incident. It turns out there was a second shooter, to Damon’s left, on the other side of the pillar behind which his character was crouched, which accounts for what he heard from his left side. @claynecrawford#noapology.”
The actor went on to claim that Clayne “hit another actor in the mouth with a bottle of green tea and busted his mouth open. @lancehenriksena white man!!! #notanaccident #knowyourfacts!”
Damon also alleged that others on set were also affected by Clayne’s actions. He claimed that his former co-star “relished in making females cry and stuck fear in cast and crew. #dontblameme.”
Though the network hasn’t released a public statement following these allegations, after her was fired last week Clayne did acknowledge on his Instagram that he’d been “reprimanded” on set in the past. “It is true that I have been reprimanded twice during this past season of Lethal Weapon.”
The first reprimand, he wrote, was a result of “reacting with anger over working conditions that did not feel safe." The second reprimand seemed to describe Damon’s alleged incident: “The second reprimand came during an episode I was directing. An actor on set felt unsafe because a piece of shrapnel from an effect hit him.” Clayne added, “It was an unfortunate event that happened in spite of all safety precautions and procedures being followed. I take responsibility for the incident because I was in charge of the set.”
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