Last week a New York Times report revealed that CBS had paid a $ 9.5 million deal to Eliza Dushku, of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Come on Fame, after allegations of sexual harassment on the set of network shows Bull. Dushkus's story was revealed as part of the network investigation by Les Moonves, the former CEO, who was dismissed after several women accused him of inappropriate behavior. Dushku refused to be interviewed for Times piece – she says she tried to honor the settlement agreement – but after reading the story and comments of the former cost Michael Weatherly, she wrote a powerful procurement for Boston Globe with her side of the story.
Dushku says she was employed as a guest starring Bull It was supposed to be a leader in the following season. She exposes the case that Weatherly harassed her from the outset, including an inappropriate joking about a "rape sweater", sexual commentary, imitating penis help and a remark of having a trio with her, which also echoes later by a crew member – as everyone says She was caught on tape. "During the competition of our show, I did some joke that stood on some lines in the script," Weatherly said in the statement to Times. "When Eliza told me she was not comfortable with my language and trying to humor, I was taken to insult her and immediately apologize. After reflecting on this I understand better that I said was both not funny and not appropriate and I regret and regret the pain that caused Eliza. "
Dushku takes excuses that she did not even get a joke. "To explain his bad behavior, Weatherly, who plays Dr. Bull, argued that I did not get his sense of humor. So, a robber rationalizes when caught. For the record, I grew up in Boston with three elder brothers and generally is considered a tomboy, "she writes. "I made a name for myself and played a badass vampire slayer, who became a hard LA cheerleader, I have worked with many leading men, including Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, also CBS's own David Boreanaz. I can handle a storage room. Howard Stern and was employed by Kevin Smith for a movie where I carried a black leather kitty suit and played a member of an international diamond thief ring. I do not want to hear that I have a "humor deficit" or can "I did not do one joke. I did not overdo it. I took a job and because I did not want to be shocked I was dismissed. "
She continues on details how unpleasant she felt on the set throughout her time on the show. "This was classical harassment at the workplace that was bullying in the workplace," she says. "I was made to fear almost the whole time I was in his presence. And this fear continues to come up when I think of him and that experience."
Dushku says she confronted Weatherly about how she felt about her behavior and "aims to be my diplomatic best". Instead of apology, she says that the conversation led directly to her writing off after Weatherly contacted a CBS manager. (Weatherly denies that he was trying to make her kick. "It's my reminder that I did not tell anyone how to do their job when it comes to renting or firing someone," he said.)
Dushku says Weatherly barely spoke to her in her last days on the set and spit her with a champagne toast on her last movie day after sending a "memo" to throw and crew that nobody would comment on Dushku's appearance. She claims that bullying continued during the settlement process when "CBS used to defend a photo of me in swimsuit, pulled from my own Instagram, as if it was suggested that I deserve or not be offended by the sexual harassment I experienced."