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Fred Savage FIRED from The Wonder Years following investigation into ‘inappropriate conduct’ on set

Fred Savage is FIRED as executive producer/director of ABC’s The Wonder Years following investigation into his alleged ‘inappropriate conduct’ on set of the series

  • Fred Savage has been removed from his roles as executive producer and director of ABC’s revived The Wonder Years
  • The firing comes following an investigation of ‘three separate allegations’ misconduct, according to The Hollywood Reporter
  • Savage is also known for his acting roles in Fox’s The Grinder and Netflix’s Friends From College
  • In 2018, he was sued by a  costumer on The Grinder for allegedly hitting ‘her arm’ and yelling ‘at her not to touch him’
  • The child star rose to stardom on the popular sitcom, The Wonder Years, which premiered back in 1988 
  • Four years ago, he on-screen mother on the series revealed the original series was cancelled following a sexual harassment lawsuit against him 

Fred Savage has been removed from his roles as executive producer and director of ABC’s revived The Wonder Years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 45-year-old actor’s firing comes amid ‘three separate allegations’ of inappropriate conduct, which were ‘investigated’ and led to his dismissal.

‘Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as is policy, an investigation was launched,’ Wonder Years producer 20th Television said in a statement.

Disturbing: Fred Savage has been removed from his roles as executive producer and director of ABC’s revived The Wonder Years, according to The Hollywood Reporter

They continued: ‘Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his employment as an executive producer and director of The Wonder Years.’ 

Savage is also known for his acting roles in Fox’s The Grinder and Netflix’s Friends From College. 

While further details of his misconduct have not been confirmed, an insider told Deadline the allegations included ‘verbal outbursts and inappropriate behavior.’

Throwback: Savage pictured in the 1988 hit The Wonder Years, which was ABC aired a reimagining of starring Savage (who served as executive producer)

Throwback: Savage pictured in the 1988 hit The Wonder Years, which was ABC aired a reimagining of starring Savage (who served as executive producer)

Familiar face: Savage is also known for his acting roles in Fox’s The Grinder and Netflix’s Friends From College

Familiar face: Savage is also known for his acting roles in Fox’s The Grinder and Netflix’s Friends From College

In 2018, a costumer, named Youngjoo Hwang, on The Grinder sued him for allegedly hitting ‘her arm’ and yelling ‘at her not to touch him while she was dusting his outfit on set,’ according to THR. 

A California judge ultimately threw out the crew member’s gender-based claim that Savage created a ‘hostile work environment’ on the set of Fox series The Grinder. 

Four year ago, his former on-screen mother Alley Mills claimed the original Wonder Years’ cancellation ‘followed a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Savage (then 16) and Jason Hervey (then 20), which she said was settled out of court.’ 

Four year ago, his former on-screen mother Alley Mills claimed the original Wonder Years' cancellation 'followed a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Savage (then 16) and Jason Hervey (then 20), which she said was settled out of court' (seen in 1988)

Four year ago, his former on-screen mother Alley Mills claimed the original Wonder Years’ cancellation ‘followed a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Savage (then 16) and Jason Hervey (then 20), which she said was settled out of court’ (seen in 1988)

During her interview with Yahoo!, the show’s matriarch described the allegations against Savage as ‘completely ridiculous.’ 

She went on to call Savage ‘the least offensive, most wonderful, sweet human being that ever walked the face of the earth.’

‘So I just thought it was a big joke and it was going to blow over,’ she added. 

Upsetting: While further details of his misconduct have not been confirmed, an insider told Deadline the allegations included 'verbal outbursts and inappropriate behavior' (seen in 2019)

Upsetting: While further details of his misconduct have not been confirmed, an insider told Deadline the allegations included ‘verbal outbursts and inappropriate behavior’ (seen in 2019)

Monique Long, the woman who accused the then-teenager of sexual harassment, worked as a costumer on the set. 

She accused both Savage and Hervey of ‘verbally and physically harassing her,’ according to Deadline. 

In response to Mills’ dismal of her claims, she told the outlet via email: ‘My only response to Ms. Mills’s slander is that it proves exactly why women in the industry are forced to remain silent about sexual harassment.’  

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