Fred Savage Accused Of ‘Inappropriate Conduct’, Fired From ‘Wonder Years’ Reboot
Fred Savage returned to serve as a director and executive producer of the reboot of “The Wonder Years.” But, he has since been let go from the position due to the recent accusations against him.
Us Weekly reported that the announcement came from a spokesperson for 20th Television, who spoke to Deadline on Friday. As stated, “an investigation was launched” after they were made aware of “allegations of inappropriate conduct.”
The official statement continued that the decision to fire Savage came after the completion of the said investigation. He will no longer serve as an executive producer and director of the “Wonder Years” reboot.
The publication, later on, recalled that the television director received “multiple complaints of alleged misconduct” from his time on set. These reportedly included both “verbal outbursts” and “inappropriate behavior.”
The ABC series, which is a reboot of the original material from 1988, debuted in September 2021. Fred Savage played the role of Kevin Arnold from the beginning of the series up to its conclusion in 1993.
Following all the recent events, though, the 45-year-old celebrity has yet to release an official comment regarding the matter.
This is not the first time Fred Savage has faced allegations of misconduct. In 2018, a female member of the wardrobe team on the Fox series, “The Grinder,” filed a lawsuit against the actor/director and the network, according to Page Six.
The crew member accused Savage of harassing and assaulting her on set, alleging that he created a “hostile work environment,” berated her, and physically assaulted her “on at least one occasion.” The accusations were claimed to have occurred in 2015.
The celebrity, alongside the network, denied all the claims. He also called the allegations “completely without merit and absolutely untrue” at the time.
Fox, later on, shared in an official statement that it conducted a “thorough investigation” and “found no evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of Mr. Savage.”
Earlier that year, the public also learned that the “Princess Bride” actor faced a sexual harassment lawsuit when he was 16. Actress Alley Mills, who played his on-screen mother in the original “The Wonder Years” series, shared the matter and noted that it caused the cancellation of the material, according to a separate report from Page Six.
A former costume designer filed the lawsuit against Fred Savage, who was 16 at the time, and his co-star, Jason Hervey, who was then 20. It was all “settled out of court,” though, as per the actress.
Mills consequently deemed the suit “ridiculous.” She also added that her on-screen son was the “least offensive, most wonderful, sweet human being that ever walked the face of the Earth.”