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Fred Savage was accused of sexual harassment when was 16

‘The Wonder Years’ was yanked off the air in 1993 after the star Fred Savage was accused of sexual harassment – according to one of his co-stars. 

Alley Mills, who played alongside Savage as his character Kevin Arnold’s mother,  called the lawsuit against him ‘completely ridiculous,’ in an interview with Page Six. 

She said when the cast filmed the season six finale of the ABC coming-of-age series, they didn’t know if they would be coming back to film a seventh season. 

The lawsuit was filed in 1993 by former costume designer Monique Long. Savage is pictured on the show in 1990

‘The Wonder Years’ was yanked off the air in 1993 after the star Fred Savage was accused of sexual harassment when he was 16 by former costume designer Monique Long. Savage is pictured left in 2017 and right on the show’s set in 1990

When the cast filmed the season six finale of the ABC coming-of-age series, they didn't know if they would be coming back to film a seventh season

When the cast filmed the season six finale of the ABC coming-of-age series, they didn’t know if they would be coming back to film a seventh season

‘Nobody knew,’ she told Yahoo News.

Alley Mills, who played alongside Savage as his character Kevin Arnold's mother, called the lawsuit against him 'completely ridiculous,' in an interview with Page Six

Alley Mills, who played alongside Savage as his character Kevin Arnold’s mother, called the lawsuit against him ‘completely ridiculous,’ in an interview with Page Six

‘And that’s because of some completely ridiculous sexual harassment suit that was going on against Fred Savage – who is like, the least offensive, most wonderful, sweet human being that ever walked the earth.’ 

She said that had it not been for ‘all that garbage,’ she thinks the show would’ve come back for a seventh season. 

The lawsuit was filed in 1993 by former costume designer Monique Long. 

She alleged she couldn’t do her job and was fired because Savage, who was 16 at the time, asked to hold her hand, told her he wanted to have an affair and made repeated sexual comments. 

The Los Angeles Superior Court suit was dropped after an undisclosed out of court settlement was made, according to Page Six. 

Also mentioned in the suit was Savage’s co-star Jason Hervey, who was 20 at the time. 

Long said she couldn’t comment on having her name brought up after 15 years ‘until I speak to my attorney.’ 

But Mills said she’s angry she never got the chance to defend Savage after he was accused. 

‘It was not true,’ she states. 

‘It was my dresser, and I don’t care if she’s listening – I probably shouldn’t be telling this, but I don’t care because it was so long ago and it’s gotta be over now.’

Also mentioned in the suit was Savage's co-star Jason Hervey pictured in 201), who was 20 at the time

The Los Angeles Superior Court suit was dropped after an undisclosed out of court settlement was made, according to Page Six. Pictured are Savage and Hervey in 1989

The Los Angeles Superior Court suit was dropped after an undisclosed out of court settlement was made, according to Page Six. Also mentioned in the suit was Savage’s co-star Jason Hervey pictured left in 2010 and right in 1989 with Savage), who was 20 at the time

But Mills (pictured in the 1988 pilot with the rest of the cast) said she's angry she never got the chance to defend Savage after he was accused. 'It was not true,' she states

But Mills (pictured in the 1988 pilot with the rest of the cast) said she’s angry she never got the chance to defend Savage after he was accused. ‘It was not true,’ she states

She said the #MeToo movement has caused innocent people to get ‘caught up’. 

‘It’s very tricky,’ she explained. 

At the time she said she thought the case was a ‘joke,’ and said she blames ABC for settling the case instead of bringing it before a jury. 

‘You know, they bought her off, which really made me mad,’ she told the Post. 

‘That was incorrigible that the network did that; they should never have paid her off. 

‘They wanted to avoid a scandal or something, but it made them look guilty. You know, you don’t pay someone off when there was no crime, you just fire the girl.’ 



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