“He became UNINSURABLE,” Wayans tweets before deactivating his Twitter account.
Former "Lethal Weapon" star Clayne Crawford was straight up violent on set, according to co-star Damon Wayans, who broke his silence on Crawford’s firing Monday night.
Wayans, who plays Roger Murtaugh on the Fox series renewed for a third season with Seann William Scott replacing Crawford, confirmed reports that his co-lead was both physically and emotionally abusive to the crew. Wayans spent much of the evening detailing some of the incidents that occurred on set, including an injury he sustained during an episode directed by Crawford.
"How does the shrapnel from this hit me on the opposite side of the head?" he tweeted, accompanied by a picture of the back of his head bleeding from a cut. He closed the post "#directedby @ClayneCrawford," tagging his now former co-star, as detailed by USA Today on Tuesday morning.
But Wayans wasn’t done there, posting an image of a sticker with Crawford’s face on it and the words, "Clayne Crawford is an emotional terrorist." According to the accompanying text, Wayans took to Twitter because Warner Bros. TV wasn’t defending his side of the story.
"He became UNINSURABLE! Relished in making females cry, and struck fear in cast and crew," Wayans tweeted. He also claims Crawford "hit another actor in the mouth with a bottle of green tea and busted his mouth open."
Finally, he posted what seemed like a farwell tweet, saying that Crawford "has a file of infractions" and urging Warner Bros. to #releasethetapes.
Shortly after this string of tweets, Wayans deactivated his entire Twitter account. It is unclear if this was of his own volition, or at the urging of Warner Bros.
Crawford initially responded to reports of onset abuse at his hands back in April via Instagram. He even admitted to the shrapnel incident, though he did not mention Wayans by name, writing, "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."
He admitted to two incidents related to his behavior and that he had completed "studio-appointed therapy" over them. This was shortly before Warner Bros. came down with their final decision about how to move forward with the show, which turned out to be without him.
"Lethal Weapon" will return to the Fox schedule in the fall, where it will air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET and introduce Seann William Scott as a new character and partner for Damon Wayons’ Murtaugh character.
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