Jason Mitchell: #MeToo Movement Was Used As An “Ugly Weapon”

Jason Mitchell: #MeToo Movement Was Used As An "Ugly Weapon"

Actor Jason Mitchell finally offered his side of his high-profile firing from Lena Waithe’s Showtime series The Chi, after multiple misconduct allegations were made against him.

Jason Mitchell feels that the #MeToo Movement Was Used as an “Ugly Weapon.” Read on since Jason Mitchell Sets The Record STRAIGHT…

CelebNMovies247.com reports that Jason Mitchell speaks on his recent firing from ‘The Chi’ and Netflix western film ‘Desperados.’

Jason Mitchell Sets The Record STRAIGHT telling his side of the story on what happed before being fired.

When it comes to being FIRED from The Chi he goes on to speak about season two showrunner Ayanna Floyd Davis who accused Mitchell of inappropriate behavior. Get the backstory here…

There was NEVER an inappropriate moment and there was nothing sexual that happened.

Mitchell says that he was only fired from The Chi is because Disney saw what was going on with Netflix western film ‘Desperados.’ He says that Disney who had just bought Showtime made the executive decision to just let him go.

Jason Mitchell explains:

The actual reason that I got let go was that Disney saw what was going on with Desperados and they just bought Showtime, so they decided not to pick up my option. I’ve been on the show for what was about to be three seasons. I was nominated for an award, so you know, I was asking for money and all these different sorts of things and they just weren’t down to do it.

In an interview with The Breakfast Club on Monday, Mitchell offered an explanation for his exit from the Showtime series, claiming:

There actually was no situation with Tiffany” and that Boone was “put in a position” because Floyd Davis made a statement on Boone’s behalf.

Jason went on to say:

She had a lot to say, but she was the only person that ever made a statement at all.

How Ayanna Floyd Davis USED the #MeToo Movement in an UGLY way:

He explains that at the there alleged of the incident, there was only one incident. He admits that he and Ayanna Floyd Davis had a heated discussion.

Here is how Jason put it:

What happened was my friend — God rest his soul — Young Greatness, he was killed on Oct. 17, I believe it was. When he was shot and killed, I was torn up about it, but I was sort of using it at work because I had five scenes, right. Four of these five scenes I’ve got to cry.

After filming the emotional scenes, he said, Floyd Davis asked Mitchell if he was OK.

He told her that he wasn’t doing great and she responded:

Well, we just want to make sure that you’re doing OK so that you don’t go home and self-medicate.

He was going through it while filming after the death of his friend. He was having a bad day and Ayanna decided to check on him, but she offended him telling him to go home and self medicate. Jason was PISSED because he felt how is this person who doesn’t know him from a can of paint tell him to self medicate, insinuating to do drugs and drink. Mitchell was complete offended and admits that ‘the n—-a’ came out in him a bit because it pissed him off.

Jason feels that she probably took everything out of context and went to the HR dept. to complain. From there he was asked to speak with Waithe and he ended up being fired. Mitchell also feels that she spitefully used the #METOO Movement in an ugly way to get back at him for snapping at her. He NEVER did anything sexually, he just wanted to be left alone and she invaded his space while he was trying to gather his thoughts and have his own ME MOMENT.

As for Boone, Jason reveals that he and Tiffany Boone were NEVER friends.

They both agreed that they are not friends and was just work for them to film together. There was NEVER a sexual incident or any problems, they just never liked each other.

When it comes to Ayanna Floyd Davis he says:

She had a lot to say, but she was the only person that ever made a statement at all.

Why Jason Mitchell was “taken back” by the situation.

Now, over six months later Jason is speaking out and explaining why he waited until now to speak on the incident.

He adds:

When you’re dealing with HR, it doesn’t work like that at all. They’ll never pop out and tell you, ‘Oh, this is what was said by that person. This is what was said by that person.’ You never get the luxury of finding out exactly how somebody felt about something.

Jason says that he was offended by the Floyd Davis comment, so he told Waithe, who then reported the incident to HR.

He adds:

As a result, she came back to me and pulled me to the side and was like, ‘We could’ve talked about this before the entire situation.

Why Mitchell was offended by Ayanna Floyd Davis:

Mitchell was offended by Ayanna Floyd Davis but she flipped it and made herself look the victim when all along she was in the wrong.

Jason concludes by saying:

As a result, I think she sort of felt like me and Lena tried to throw her under the bus and I feel so bad for Lena because at the end of the day — no matter what went on — I was the person in question. Not her. Lena has done nothing but creates opportunities for us all, you know what I mean. And she wanted to put a black woman — who she felt like who could handle the situation in charge, so it was just painful to watch. To see Lena try to save her brand from something that went on with me.

As for the #MeToo movement, he says:

I’m all for the #MeToo movement, but I think in this situation Ayanna tried to use it as a really, really ugly weapon.

Lastly for the record, Tiffany Boone left the show because he got a better job. NOT for any other reason.

Showtime declined to comment when asked about Mitchell’s The Breakfast Club interview.

One thing we will say, we feel for Jason, especially when women try to twist the truth because things didn’t go their way. If she crossed the line, then that is her fault why he snapped at her. She NEEDS to issue an apology, but we know that Showtime or anyone on staff will NEVER admit their wrongdoings. It’s just how Hollywood it when the wrongfully fire someone based on a lie!

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