Host & # 39; extra & # 39; A.J. Calloway suspended after requests for sexual misconduct


"The host AJ Calloway was suspended after more women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct, Variety he confirmed.

"Having taken note of the allegations of sexual misconduct towards AJ Calloway, we began an internal review to determine if there was a misconduct by Mr. Calloway on" Extra "and if an employee of the show had been a victim of a similar misconduct, "Producer Warner Bros. Television said in a statement, referring to previous charges against Calloway. "To date, we have not found anything to suggest that Mr. Calloway has ever committed misconduct at work."

Warner Bros. added: "In light of the additional allegations brought to our attention, we are expanding our ongoing investigations, and Mr. Calloway has been suspended pending further review." We take these allegations very seriously and we are committed to doing everything possible to ensure a safe and inclusive workplace for all our employees ".

A source familiar with the situation has indicated that Calloway's suspension comes with pay.

Calloway has been the subject of multiple accusations. He was arrested in 2006 after the author and domestic violence activist Sil Lai Abrams accused him of sexually assaulting her, but the charges were dismissed. At the beginning of January of this year, two other women told the Daily Beast that they had been attacked by Calloway.

When news of Abrams' 2006 accusations came to light, Calloway said in a statement: "As I have supported from the beginning, these allegations are not true when I was first informed of these allegations by of the forces of the order more than ten years ago, I have collaborated fully since the beginning and the case has been rejected. "

The Calloway representation did not immediately respond to the request for a comment.

Calloway has worked in "Extra" since 2005.


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