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Fred Savage has been fired from his roles as executive producer and director of The Wonder Years reboot after allegations of inappropriate conduct.

“Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as is policy, an investigation was launched. Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his employment as an executive producer and director of ‘The Wonder Years,’” a statement from 20th Television to the Associated Press said.

Savage, 45, starred in the original Wonder Years series as the oft-troubled Kevin Arnold from 1988 to 1993. He has directed eight episodes of the revival, which tells the story of a middle-class Black family living in Alabama in the late 1960s.


‘The Wonder Years’ (1988-1993) stars (L-R) Jason Hervey, Alley Mills, Olivia d’Abo, Fred Savage and Dan Lauria, 1988-1993.


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Savage’s alleged conduct included verbal outbursts and inappropriate behaviour, according to a report from Deadline.

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It’s not the first time the former child star has been accused of bad behaviour.

In 2018, Alley Mills, the actor who played mother Norma Arnold in the original The Wonder Years, revealed that the show may have prematurely come to an end because of a sexual harassment lawsuit.

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Mills alleged that the lawsuit, brought against co-stars Savage and Jason Hervey (Wayne) by a show employee, put the brakes on the show’s run.

Costume designer Monique Long, then 31, filed the sexual harassment lawsuit in 1993, alleging that Savage and Hervey — who were 16 and 20 years old, respectively — verbally and physically harassed her every day on set.

Eventually, the lawsuit was dropped after an “undisclosed out-of-court settlement was reached.” In 2018, Mills said that the lawsuit was nonsense.

“It was such a joke,” said Mills of Long’s claims. “It’s a little bit like what’s happening now. Some innocent people can get caught up in this stuff. It’s very tricky. It was so not true. It was my dresser, and I don’t care if she’s listening. I probably shouldn’t be telling this, but I don’t care because it was so long ago. It’s gotta be over now.”

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Actors Fred Savage and Jason Hervey attend the 15th Annual People’s Choice Awards on March 12, 1989 at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.


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Neither actor was ever charged with a crime and the allegations were never proven in court.

Also in 2018, Savage was accused of creating a hostile work environment by a crew member on the set of TV show The Grinder, reports Entertainment Weekly.

The female crew member claimed that Savage shouted at and struck her during a costume fitting. Fox investigated the incident and “found no evidence of any wrongdoing.”

Savage has yet to publicly address the latest allegations and dismissal.

— With files from Global News’ Chris Jancelewicz

© 2022 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

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Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe’s son Deacon gets ready for prom

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Today Show host Karl Stefanovic showed off his daughter, 16-year-old Ava, otherwise known as Willow, in her pale gold formal dress on Saturday morning in what he described as a “proud daddy” moment.

Taking to Instagram, the 46-year-old wrote: “Proud daddy chops moment. What a beauty. What a person. ❤️”

Stefanovic shares Ava with his ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn, to whom he was married to for 21 years. They also share sons Jackson, 22, and River, 14.

Now, the television presenter is married to 37-year-old Jasmine Yarbrough, with whom he shares one-year-old daughter Harper.

This isn’t the first time Stefanovic has been vocal about his pride for Ava on his social media.

In March this year, he posted a series of photos of himself and Ava to Instagram to celebrate her 16th birthday.

“Happy birthday my love. Sixteen. What a light you are. And what love and happiness shines from you. ❤️”, he wrote.

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Kim Kardashian Shares ‘I Love You’ Message Of Support Amid Pete Davidson’s Exit From ‘SNL’

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Kim Kardashian had some supportive words to say to her boyfriend Pete Davidson on her official Instagram account after he made a major life transition. The sweet message came after he made his final appearance on Saturday Night Live on May 21.

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“In case you haven’t heard this lately, I love you. I love you so f—ing much, and I’m so proud of you — of the big things and the little things and everything in between the big things and the little things,” The Instagram story read. “Consider me your personal, little life cheerleader because you deserve to have one. Woo!” She then uploaded a collage of Pete’s appearances on ‘SNL,‘ according to People.

Reports started breaking that Pete was leaving the iconic sketch show after eight years on May 20. The comedian himself then confirmed reports with a personal announcement on a “Weekend Update” skit the next day.

“Lorne accidentally gifted me a sock so I’m now free,” he said in a clever Harry Potter reference. “I remember when I auditioned for SNL, he looked me in the eye and said ‘I don’t think you’re right for this show — so let’s screw this up together.’ And that’s exactly what we did. That’s why people who think I don’t deserve this job shouldn’t hate me since we have so much in common…like if anything, I should inspire hope — that literally anyone could be on Saturday Night Live,” he added.

“Thank you to Lorne for never giving up on me, and believing in me, and allowing me to have a place to call home with memories that will last a lifetime — thank you, guys,” he concluded in a final emotional statement regarding his last appearance as a cast member.

However, the sentiment didn’t stop there, as The King of Staten Island star asked his close friend Dave Sirus to post a heartfelt letter on his social media written by Pete himself. “I owe Lorne Michaels and everyone at SNL my life. I’m so grateful and I wouldn’t be here without them. I appreciate you guys always having my back and sticking up for me even when that wasn’t the popular opinion,” he said. “Thank you for always believing in me and sticking by my side even when it seemed comical. Thank you for teaching me life values, how to grow up and for giving me memories that will last a lifetime. SNL is my home,” he stated towards the end of the letter.

 

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