Why Jason Mitchell Was Dismissed From The Chi

Why Jason Mitchell Was Dismissed From The Chi

Fans have wondered WTF happened to Jason Mitchell and why was he dismissed from The Chi? What was really going on the set of the series?

Now, the season two showrunner detailed the history of Mitchell and his inappropriate behavior, which also caused her to leave. Read on to get all the tea on why Jason Mitchell was dismissed from The Chi

Why Jason Mitchell Was Dismissed From The Chi

 

CelebNMusic247.com has learned via The Hollywood Reporter that showrunner Ayanna Floyd, who joined at the conclusion of season one stated the behavior of Jason Mitchell was present at the time.

As we previously reported actor Jason Mitchell was fired from The Chi and dropped by his agent, publicist, the management company, and his upcoming Netflix film Desperados after making “highly inappropriate” comments to actresses in the film. Basically, his career is OVER!

Showrunner Ayanna Floyd details the events leading up to his FIRING!

Showrunner Ayanna Floyd has decided to come forward and detail why Jason Mitchell was dismissed from The Chi.

She stated the show’s creator Lena Waithe was aware of the allegations surrounding Mitchell in association with his co-star Tiffany Boone. Upon her takeover, Floyd details she took proper HR measures for presentations to all involved in the show.

Floyd explains:

When I took the helm in season two, it was Lena who informed me of the issues between Jason Mitchell and Tiffany Boone from season one, and that Tiffany was thinking of leaving the show because of it. As a result of this information, I discussed Tiffany’s claims with the studio’s HR department and set up HR presentations for the writers, cast and crew. Ultimately, everyone was well aware of Jason’s behavior and his multiple HR cases, including Lena [Waithe], the creator and an executive producer of the show, who is very involved at the studio and network level.

After attempting to curb the behavior, Floyd states she “became a target of his rage and inappropriateness,” which also led her to file an HR report.

Floyd, like Boone, will not return to The Chi for Season 3.

As for Waithe, she states that she was unaware of the alleged actions of Mitchell until after the first season ended. Even the season one showrunner states that he had no clue about Jason’s conduct.

This is NOT the first time for Mitchel… his behavior during the shooting of Kong: Skull Island found him in a bar fight, which required treatment during the production of the film.

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