Constance Wu says she was sexually harassed fresh off the boat

Constance Wu has made allegations that she was sexually harassed by a senior member of the Fresh Off the Boat production team.

According to The New York Times, Wu talks about the experience in her forthcoming memoir, Making a Scene. Though she only credits the producer with an initial, Wu claims that during the show’s first season in 2015, the man exhibited controlling behavior, such as “requiring her to conduct all her business affairs past him.” and telling her what to wear,” the Times reports.

“‘Fresh Off the Boat’ was my very first TV show,” Wu told the Times. “I was thrown into this world. I have no parents in the industry. And because I was 30, people thought I knew what I was doing. It made me paranoid and embarrassed.”

Wu initially accepted the treatment, but things escalated when they were attending a sporting event and he allegedly “put his hand on her thigh and finally his hand brushed her crotch,” reports the Times. According to the Times, Wu asked him to stop and the two brushed the incident off, and she felt stronger as the show went on. After an argument about going to a film festival together, they stopped speaking to each other.

Wu said she chose not to comment at the time for fear of repercussions, saying during a panel at the Atlantic Festival on Friday, “I’ve kept my mouth shut for a really long time about a lot of the sexual harassment and intimidation that I’ve received from the.” first two seasons of the show. Because after the first two seasons, when it was a success, when I wasn’t afraid of losing my job, I could start saying no to the harassment, no to the intimidation, from this particular manufacturer. And so I was like, ‘You know what? I handled it, no one needs to know, I don’t need to smudge this Asian-American producer’s reputation, I don’t need to smudge the show’s reputation.'”

Representatives from Fresh Off the Boat and 20th Television did not immediately respond diversity‘s request for comment.

https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/constance-wu-sexual-harassment-allegations-fresh-off-the-boat-1235382193/ Constance Wu says she was sexually harassed fresh off the boat

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