Lethal Weapon star Damon Wayans blasted his former costar Clayne Crawford, claiming he physically abused one co-star and wrote that he “relished” made female cast and crewmembers cry.
Several outlets published screenshots of his Twitter rant taken before the star set his account to private.
- In one tweet, Wayans shared a photo of his bleeding head, which he said stemmed from an incident during the April 24thepisode Crawford directed.
- “How does the shrapnel from this hit me on the opposite side of the head?” Wayans asked, adding “#directedby@claynecrawford.”
- In April, Crawford copped to on-set issues on Instagram, admitting that he’d been reprimanded for his behavior twice.
- “An actor on set felt unsafe because a piece of shrapnel from an effect hit him,” he explained. “It was an unfortunate event that happened in spite of all safety precautions and procedures being followed. I take responsibility for the incident because I was in charge of the set.”
- Crawford continued, writing that he was previously reprimanded for his reaction to “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.”
- “I met with Human Resources, I apologized for my part of the conflict, and I completed studio-appointed therapy,” Crawford continued, according to USA Today. “I even shared a sizable portion of my paycheck with one of the parties involved per the instruction of the studio.”
- But Wayans was upset about more than the injury. He shared a photo of what he says “other people were posting in and around the lot.” It featured a sticker that read “Clayne Crawford is an emotional terrorist.”
- Wayans also claimed Crawford was physically abusive, writing: “He hit another actor in the mouth with a bottle of green tea and busted his mouth open” and tagging an account for actor Lance Henriksen.
- In another tweet per USA Today, Wayans said Crawford “has a file of infractions” and asked Warner Bros. to “#releasethetapes.”
- Crawford has been replaced with Seann William Scott (American Pie). Crawford congratulated Scott and the show for earning a third season on Fox.