Lethal Weapon's Clayne Crawford confirms that he was "reprimanded twice" while filming season 2
Lethal Weapon‘s Clayne Crawford has addressed rumours regarding his on-set behaviour, confirming that he was “reprimanded twice” during the series’ second season.
In a lengthy statement posted to Instagram, Crawford explained the reasons behind his disciplinary action and apologised to those who felt “less than comfortable on our set”.
“The first reprimand was because I reacted with anger over working conditions that did not feel safe or conducive to good work under the leadership of a guest director and assistant director who, in turn, were angry at my response,” he wrote.
“I met with Human Resources, I apologized for my part of the conflict, and I completed studio-appointed therapy.”
Crawford went on to share the reason for “the second reprimand”, which took place during an episode that he was directing.
“An actor on set felt unsafe because of a piece of shrapnel from an effect hit him. It was an unfortunate event that happened in spite of all safety precautions and procedures being followed,” the actor wrote, before adding: “I take responsibility for the incident”.
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Responding directly to reports that season three of the Fox series was in jeopardy, Crawford said: “I absolutely love, respect and care for my crew and cast, and would never intentionally jeopardize so many jobs.
“Moreover, I love the process of making film and television. I appreciate and respect the work of everyone invovled. It takes a village.”
Crawford – whose role as Martin Riggs has been looking uncertain following on-set allegations – concluded his statement by thanking his fans and apologising to those affected by his behaviour.
“I am incredibly sorry if my passion for doing good work has ever made anyone feel less than comfortable on our set, or feel less than celebrated for their efforts,” he said.
“Furthmore, I apologize to all the crew and cast for any negative attention Lethal Weapon is receiving because of these incidents.”
Lethal Weapon season two is currently airing on Fox in the US, and on ITV in the UK.
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