Damon Wayans Shares Proof Of Clayne Crawford’s Bad Behavior On ‘Lethal Weapon’ Set
Lethal Weapon star Damon Wayans is wading into the drama over the controversial firing of his former co-star, Clayne Crawford.
The actor shared incriminating evidence with his Twitter followers.
Setting The Record Straight
Crawford was fired from the hit Fox cop drama and replaced with American Pie actor Seann William Scott in the heels of its third season renewal.
Wayans, who is returning, took to social media to weigh in on the ongoing issues surrounding Crawford and his shock departure from the show.
He shared a graphic video on Twitter, showing an incident on the set during an episode of the show directed by Crawford.
The footage shows Wayans, who plays Roger Murtaugh, getting hit in the back of the head by some flying shrapnel. He ducks and then grabs his head, in obvious pain.
Now that the fate of the show is solidified.. I’d like to address the TWITTER outrage with this video and image to follow. #directedby @ClayneCrawford pic.twitter.com/ONDVAWjjQu— Damon Wayans (@DamonkWayans) May 15, 2018
Wayans included a message to Lethal Weapon viewers who are unhappy about Crawford's firing. Given Crawford's alleged bad behavior, Wayans states that the move is justified.
An Emotional Terrorist
The actor later shared a graphic photo of the resulting cut on his head, with a trickle of blood clearly visible, the implication being that safety on-set wasn't a priority for Crawford.
A subsequent tweet suggested that multiple injuries occurred while his former co-star was in charge, for which Wayans and other cast and crew members received no apologies from Crawford.
Wayans later shared an image of a sticker describing Crawford as an emotional terrorist. The actor also punched someone in the mouth with a bottle, Wayans added. He claims there is a file full of documented incidents.
The hit cop show, a spinoff of the Mel Gibson-Danny Glover buddy cop movie of the same name, was renewed on Sunday with Scott stepping in to replace Crawford. He will likely play the brother to Crawford's character, Riggs.
A Pattern Of Bad Behavior
Crawford received multiple reprimands for his behavior, but he did not change his conduct. Warner Bros. confirmed his dismissal in a short statement.
The actor, a relative unknown prior to his casting as Riggs, apologized online but blamed unsafe working conditions as the reason he lost his temper on set.
"I absolutely love, respect and care for my crew and cast, and would never intentionally jeopardize so many jobs. 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 wrote.
His bad behavior left the future of the show, a major hit for Fox, up in the air. Crawford congratulated the cast and crew of Lethal Weapon on social media on Sunday on the third season renewal.