So remember how Michael Weatherly was reportedly acting like a creep on the set of his hit series Bull to co-star Eliza Dushku? So much so that she told him and then got fired because of it? And then she got paid almost $10 million in severance? Well since then the show has been still on the air, and still pulling in the ratings (around 10 million viewers a week). So when a CBS executive was asked about how the show was still going after the sexual misconduct came to light, they straight up admitted, “You don’t really care, so why should we?”
A few months after we all found out that Eliza Dushku was dropped from Bull after she complained about Michael Weatherly’s sexually harassing ways, Steven Spielberg, who was an executive producer, decided to walk away from the hit show. First, is Bull a hit show? That’s news. Second, since it’s a hit show, it’s also news that someone is walking away from a money maker. Although, Steven Spielberg walking away from Bull money is like you walking away from a quarter lying on the street.
Since the suits at CBS have started digging through their own trash in the wake of the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against ex-boss man Les Moonves, all sorts of unsavory rot has been brought to the light. Last week we learned that the network paid Eliza Dushku a $9.5 million settlement after enduring onset sexual harassment from her Bull co-worker Michael Weatherly. Besides there being video evidence of the harassment, Michael maintained that it was all in fun, implying that Eliza was just an uptight no-funick who couldn’t take a joke. But not all ladies are like that! A number of Michael’s female friends, including former NCIS co-workers, Pauley Perrette and Sasha Alexander, have taken to twitter to offer their support.
This morning, that giant CBS eye got an edible arrangement from the NBC peacock as a thank you for making everyone temporarily forget the Matt Lauer-lead sleaziness and grossness that has gone down there. Because of the alleged Harvey Weinstein of television, Les Moonves, Charlie Rose, that 60 Minutes producer, and the showrunner of NCIS: New Orleans, CBS seems to be a cesspool of ickiness, and that cesspool got bigger last night when The New York Times reported that Eliza Dushku was written off the show Bull after complaining about how its star Michael Weatherly and others made gross sexual comments toward her on the set. CBS ended up paying her $9.5 million, which is roughly what she would’ve made if she stayed on the show. Not-So-Fun Fact: Bull is loosely based on Dr. Phil, and Dr. Phil is a producer on the show. See, nothing good comes from Dr. Phil!
Faith the Vampire Slayer is my girl. Buffy was always a little too whiny with all the “why me – I’m absurdly pretty and it’s the Apocalypse again and it’s not fair!” bullshit. Faith just pulled up, punched vampires to death, and went for a beer with little to no complaint. Faith’s portrayer Eliza Dushku played the character to perfection. She’s a hometown girl so she has plenty of stans here in Boston, and with good reason. So it’s painful and sad to read her recent account of allegedly being molested at age 12 while she was filming 1994’s True Lies with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis. Eliza is accusing the film’s stunt coordinator, Joel Kramer, of being the man who “groomed” and molested her. Continue reading
The cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunited in the pages of Entertainment Weekly to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. That reunion made a whole lot of fans of the show wonder: “Where in the hell are Giles and Faith? Did they get lost on the way to the reunion? Are they hiding behind a prop grave?” Sarah Michelle Gellar explained that Giles (Anthony Head) was doing a play in London. But no one had a reason for why Eliza Dushku was absent.