The story repeats itself. Fred Savage was fired from his position as executive producer on The good years restart after being accused of inappropriate driving.
“Recently, we became aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as policy dictates, an investigation has been launched,” a 20th Television spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline Friday, May 6. “Upon completion, the decision was made to end his employment as executive producer and director of The good years.”
The actor, 45, has received multiple complaints of alleged misconduct since he was on set as producer and director of the ABC series, which debuted last fall. The allegations included both verbal outbursts and inappropriate behavior.
The Illinois native starred in the original wonderful years series as Kevin Arnold from 1988 to 1993 before returning to serve as both executive producer and director on the reboot.
Savage has yet to release a statement on the allegations.
Danica McKellarwho played Arnold’s love interest Winnie Cooper on the original series, has previously said We Weekly that the actor “didn’t really want to do a reboot”.
“He makes a good point,” said the Domestical economy alum, 47, said at the Hallmark Television Critics Association night in February 2019. “The show was about a certain time in your life that you can’t go back to and… the sweet memory- bitterness of that is what gave the show its flavor. ”
The California native continued, “So if we went back, we would kind of kill the integrity of the original intent of the show. I just don’t think that would work.
It’s not the first time that American Dad! The actor was charged with misconduct. A female crew member on the set of Fox’s The grinder in 2018 accused Savage of allegedly creating a hostile work environment for her.
The woman claimed that Savage “slapped her hard” on the arm three times after removing dandruff from her costume and that the actor had a reputation for losing his temper with other women on set.
At the time of the alleged incident, Fox claimed a “thorough investigation” had been conducted and the network “found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Mr. Savage,” a rep for Savage said. Twentieth Century Fox in a statement. We at the time.
Savage, for his part, vehemently denied the allegations.
“I was informed that a woman working in the costume department of a show I was on almost three years ago claimed that I treated her harshly on set simply because she was a woman,” said the college friends alum said in a 2018 statement to We. “These accusations are completely baseless and absolutely false. Fox conducted a thorough internal investigation into its claims, a process in which I fully participated. After concluding a thorough investigation, Fox determined that there was absolutely no evidence to support these charges. None of his claims could be substantiated because they did not happen.
the family guy actor, who is the brother of A boy meets the world Ben Savage, has gone on to direct several projects since becoming a child star. His resume also includes The Connors, modern family, Single parents and The Goldbergs.