A day after Clayne Crawford was officially replaced on “Lethal Weapon” after allegations of misconduct on set, his former co-star, Damon Wayans, leveled new accusations against the actor.
In a series of tweets, Wayans shared a video of himself being hit in the back of the head by a piece of shrapnel and the subsequent injury from an episode of the Fox reboot that Crawford directed.
Wayans, who plays Murtaugh on the buddy cop show, also posted a sticker calling Crawford an “emotional terrorist” and claimed that he “hit another actor in the mouth with a bottle of green tea and busted his mouth open.”
“He became UNINSURABLE,” the 57-year-old Harlem native wrote. “Relished in making (females) cry. And struck fear in cast and crew.”
“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 involved. It takes a village,” the 40-year-old actor wrote in a statement on Instagram in late April.
“I an 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. Furthermore, I apologize to all the crew and cast for any negative attention ‘Lethal Weapon’ is receiving because of these incidents.”
Wayans claimed he was injured on the set of an episode Crawford directed. (Twitter)
Fox renewed the procedural on Sunday for a third season, replacing Crawford with “American Pie” alum Seann William Scott.
“Seann is a fantastic addition to this already amazing cast,” Michael Thorn, president of entertainment of Fox Broadcasting, said in a statement. It added: “We can’t wait to see Damon and Seann together on screen.”
The fired actor celebrated the recasting on Instagram.
“To my cast and crew – CONGRATULATIONS on season 3! To the Fans – Thank you for the overwhelming support and love,” he captioned a shadowy photo.
“Riggs was a dream role and the experience will live with me forever. My heart is full. Good Luck nxt season!!”
Reps for Fox did not immediately return a request for comment.
Source: Ny Daily News