Former “Wonder Years” child star Fred Savage was fired as the executive producer and director of ABC’s “The Wonder Years” reboot after on-set allegations of misconduct.
“Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as is policy, an investigation was launched. Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his employment as an executive producer and director of The Wonder Years,” a spokesperson for the show reported.
The allegations, which Savage, 45, has not publicly commented on, are not the first misconduct complaints that have been filed against him.
Savage and his co-star Jason Hervey were sued by Costume designer Monique Long in 1993, when she alleged that verbal and physical harassment she endured on the show led to her firing, which their television mother, Alley Mills, claimed was responsible for ending the show after a successful five year run.
The “Princess Bride” star was accused of being verbally abusive by another costume designer on the set of his Fox series “The Grinder” in 2018. Youngjoo Hwang alleged that Savage “violently” hit her while she was brushing dandruff off his suit jacket and was verbally abusive to women crew members.
A judge ultimately tossed the case when Hwang failed to provide sufficient facts that she was discriminated against based on gender bias. “Plaintiff has alleged that Savage engaged in a number of bad acts, but none of the acts alleged appear to be related to gender,” the judge wrote.
“Though Plaintiff notes Savage was ‘aggressive’ and ‘volatile’ toward women, she neither alleges that such aggression and volatility was due to their gender nor that Savage was not equally aggressive and volatile toward male crew members,” the ruling concluded.