Damon Wayans has finally spoken about his now-former co-star Lethal Weapon co-star Clayne Crawford. And here’s what we know: if Hollywood gave out awards for excellence in promoting a project, Damon would have been a shoo-in to win Best at Faking It. Because now we know that any enthusiasm Damon might have had for working with Clayne was as fake as Clayne’s name.
When the rumors came out about the drama on the set of Lethal Weapon, all signs pointed to Clayne being a diva that killed any good vibes on set with his hostile work attitude. Clayne attempted to do some damage control by explaining he was reprimanded by higher ups for one hostile work situation in which an actor on set felt unsafe after a piece of shrapnel hit said actor (Clayne was directing the episode). Deadline says Damon tweeted about that incident yesterday, perhaps in response to the dozens of Lethal Weapon fans screaming “Seann William Scott isn’t my Riggs!”
Damon reveal himself as the actor who took that shrapnel. Damon has since deleted his Twitter account (his Instagram account has also gone private), but Deadline was able to get their hands on some screengrabs first. He posted a video of the incident in question, and a picture of his head with a gash on the left side that was opened up by a special effects explosion.
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Damon also called out Warner Bros. for not stepping in and defending him, and accused Clayne of being hated on set by everyone. Damon posted a picture of a sticker that read: “Clayne Crawford is an Emotional Terrorist” that he claims was plastered repeatedly around the Warner Bros. lot.
He also claims Clayne “struck fear” in the cast and crew, and that Clayne allegedly “relished” in making women cry. Damon also implied that Warner Bros. had a whole file of complaints against Clayne, adding that he’s “put up” with Clayne for two seasons and that he’s never received an apology.
Clayne hasn’t responded to Damon’s accusations of alleged on-set tomfoolery and terror. Warner Bros. and Fox haven’t said anything either. But since Clayne no longer works on Lethal Weapon, he’s not exactly their problem anymore.
Personally, I don’t understand how we didn’t hear about Damon’s head injury before now. How was there no lawsuit? It’s the perfect storm for litigation. Damon Wayans gets hit in the head with shrapnel during an explosion directed by Dean from A Walk to Remember. Who let Clayne direct such a sophisticated scene? Come on Damon, you might not get your apology, but you’ve definitely got an open and shut case for some financial compensation on Judge Judy.