Fred Savage Is Being Sued For Allegedly Going Crazy And Getting Violent With A Crew Member On “The Grinder”
The pristine image of sweet little Kevin Arnold was ruined for many earlier this year when Alley Mills said that The Wonder Years was cancelled after a costume dresser accused Fred Savage and his TV brother Jason Hervey of sexually and verbally harassing her. The case was settled out of court and The Wonder Years was put down by ABC. And according to a new lawsuit, the alleged Harvey Weinstein Jr. of his time didn’t outgrow that raging pus-filled butt zit phase, because it wasn’t a phase.
TMZ says that a woman named Youngjoo Hwang worked in the wardrobe department of Fred Savage’s now-canceled show The Grinder (which was probably canceled because everyone was expecting a riveting drama about one man’s impossible quest to get a face picture from a headless torso on Grindr). Youngjoo has filed a lawsuit in L.A. against Fred and Fox, claiming that working with a raccoon on meth would’ve been a better experience than working with him.
She claims that while shooting the show in 2015, Fred Savage treated her like a dried turd by constantly rolling his eyes at her and spitting out insults during work like “It’s so fucking annoying that I have to be nice to you when I fucking hate you!” Who knew that the behind-the-scenes dialogue on The Grinder was a lot like the dialogue at my family dinners. Youngjoo states in her lawsuit that she wasn’t the only female crew member that Fred was a flaming crusty jizz ball to. He allegedly screamed at other female crew members to stop following him even though it was their job to do that, unfortunately. And he’d allegedly scream at them, “Don’t ever even fucking look at me anymore!” Yup, totally my family dinners.
Youngjoo claims that shit went from “verbal shit dingles from an asshole” to “violent shit dingles from an asshole” one day when she was dusting dandruff off of his tuxedo jacket while he was wearing it. Instead of making a mental note to get himself from Head & Shoulders STAT, she says that he “violently struck” her three times in the arm. Youngjoo told an executive producer about what Fred did to her, and she says she was told not to go to HR and what he did doesn’t really count as harassment.
Fox reportedly did investigate what Youngjoo claimed and came up with nothing. They couldn’t find one witness to back up her story, and didn’t see anything out of the ordinary when looking at footage. Youngjoo thinks Fox is just trying to protect Fred.
Fred Savage gave a statement to Deadline, and like many before him, he put on white gloves and was real careful when talking about victims coming out against abuse. Fred said that it’s about time that women tell their stories about abuse, but… that Youngjoo Hwang it a lie-telling lie-teller and Fox’s investigation proved that three years ago. He ends with this:
I have been working in the entertainment industry my whole life and have always endeavored to treat everyone on any set I work on respectfully and professionally. While none of the accusations being leveled at me are true, I wholeheartedly support all people who feel they are being mistreated come forward and speak to human resources and those in charge. We have witnessed so much bravery from those speaking out recently, but I will just as boldly protect myself and my family from those seeking to tarnish my good name. I cannot let these people in particular denigrate me while harming the message of thousands of women and others who have suffered and continue to suffer.
YoungJoo Hwang held a press conference today saying that the #MeToo movement inspired her to do something about what Fred Savage did to her. Get the defibrillator pads ready, because your heart may stop out of surprise after I tell you that other lawyers besides ones named Gloria Allred or Lisa Bloom hold press conferences too. YoungJoo is represented by Anahita Sedaghatfar of The Cochran (As In Johnnie) Firm.
So this makes two accusations against Fred Savage. Besides all the parties involved, I’m sure that Paul from The Wonder Years also hates when Fred Savage makes the news. Because whenever you think of Fred Savage, you think of The Wonder Years, and whenever you think of The Wonder Years, you think of that myth (which I still believe) that Marilyn Manson played Paul. Sorry to bring that up again, Marilyn, I mean, Paul.