#EastEnders rocked by sexual harassment allegations as crew member axed

EastEnders rocked by sexual harassment allegations as crew member axed

11.50pm 09/07/16

EastEnders has axed one of its production team after an allegation of inappropriate behaviour on set .

The freelance worker was dropped after the alleged sexual harassment incident prompted complaints from a colleague.

But the respected and ­experienced crew member denied any wrongdoing – and said EastEnders had not told him of any problems with his behaviour.

The man has previously been engaged on a wide range of Britain’s top-name soaps, working on the production of countless scenes.

A show source revealed the allegation had been made by another crew member on the set, leading to him being dropped by show bosses. The source said: “The details have all been kept very quiet.

“But it’s known among cast and crew that a complaint was made.

“The understanding is that bosses took action after they were made aware of the allegation by another crew member.

“He was employed on a freelance basis rather than as staff.

“It’s very unlikely he’ll be back. The BBC are extremely cautious around any issues like this – and they never ignore complaints when they arise.”

Responding to the allegations, the man fiercely denied any wrongdoing – and insisted he was not aware he had been accused of behaving inappropriately.

He said: “I’m shocked. I can’t believe someone would say that sort of thing about me. I don’t understand it.

“People have said things in the past, but that’s the way the industry seems to have gone.

“I haven’t worked there for a few months but nobody has told me there has been any problem.”

The man has become a well- known figure in the soap world over his career, and posts photos of stars on his social media accounts.

EastEnders officials have refused to comment on the specific allegations – but insisted they take any claims of impropriety seriously.

A spokesman said: “We never comment on individual staff matters.

“But any allegations of inappropriate behaviour would always be taken extremely seriously and would be dealt with swiftly and appropriately.”  Source TheMirror

Not the first time there have been question marks over sexual “incidents” at EastEnders ….




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