Right after the show was renewed for a third season without Crawford, Wayans took to Twitter on Monday night, May 14 to detail the allegations. Wayans is now speaking out about just how intense their interactions were on set, sharing a graphic video showing the actor being struck in the back of the head with a piece of shrapnel as well as several tweets detailing Crawford's erratic, risky behavior.
First, the actor tweeted a graphic video and photo from the set in which he can be seen getting struck by shrapnel and sporting a bloody cut. It turns on the market was a second shooter, to Damon's left, on the opposite aspect of the pillar behind which his character was crouched, which accounts for what he heard from his left aspect.
Wayans also accused Crawford of seeking to make women cry and striking fear in cast and crew members. He called his co-star "uninsurable".
Although Wayans has been rumoured to be a hard presence on set, Crawford's abuse reigned supreme - at least according to reports from the crew, via Deadline. That, combined with other complaints about Crawford's behavior, ultimately led to his termination, which left the future of the series in jeopardy.
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I had control, I was hitting it high, low, right, left, didn't matter what it was. "What I saw this weekend makes me excited. Not to really mishit a shot today and only shoot 3-under par is just weird, because I played much better than that".
Fox's co-chairman Dana Walden said Monday that Fox had not chose to let Crawford go, but that Warner Bros. said "they could not deliver the show as it was", Deadline reported. "To my cast and crew - CONGRATULATIONS on season 3!"
Crawford, who played Martin Riggs, the role made famous by Mel Gibson in the original movie franchise of the police comedy-drama, was recently fired from the TV spinoff for his onset behaviour during the first two seasons.
"I absolutely love, respect and care for my crew and cast, and would never intentionally jeopardize so many jobs", Crawford wrote at the time. He also claimed Crawford "hit another actor in the mouth with a bottle of green tea and busted his mouth open". My heart is full. He went on, "Put up with this two seasons. Good Luck nxt season!" the actor wrote on Instagram hours after Fox and Warners confirmed he would not be returning for the newly announced third season.
Prior to being fired, Crawford issued an apology and offered his side of the story, claiming he was reprimanded because he "reacted with anger to working conditions that did not feel safe", and revealed he was forced to undergo "studio-appointed therapy".