There’s drama on the set of The Chi and it’s not in front of the camera. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Straight Outta Compton actor Jason Mitchell is at the center of allegations of misconduct. The publication states that Mitchell has been fired from Showtime’s The Chi and an upcoming film Desperados that’s set to premiere on Netflix. In addition, Mitchell’s agent and manager have also dropped him as a client.
THR says that actress Tiffany Boone, who plays Mitchell’s girlfriend on the Showtime drama, is just one of several actresses who have complained about Mitchell. He’s been accused of sexual harassment as well as making Boone feel unsafe when they’ve filmed scenes together. Boone’s fiancé, Marque Richardson of Netflix’s Dear White People, reportedly had to come to set when Boone was forced to work one-on-one with Mitchell. When THR asked Boone to comment on the allegations, she declined.
The publication goes on to report that Boone told producers that she would no longer work with the actor so, at her request, she was released. However, apparently, there were complaints from other actresses as well, culminating to Mitchell’s team cleaning house. Sources told THR that his Desperados co-stars Nasim Pedrad, Anna Camp, and Robbie Amell, complained about him, too. Mitchell had not yet filmed Desperados and has been replaced by New Girl actor Lamorne Morris.