Actor Fred Savage was fired as director of ABC’s “The Wonder Years” reboot for inappropriate behavior on the set.
The news was announced in a statement by a spokesperson for Disney-owned 20th Television, according to Variety.
The statement reads:
“Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as is policy, an investigation was launched. Upon its completion, the decision as made to terminate his employment as an executive producer and director of “The Wonder Years.”
This is not the first time Savage was accused of sexual harassment. In 1993, a costume designer for “Wonder Years” named Monique Long accused the then-teenager of being inappropriate.
PEOPLE reported that Long said Savage repeatedly told her, “Oh, Monique, I’m so in love with you. Please have an affair with me.”
She said he asked her out on a date and repeatedly tried to hold her hand.
Another wardrobe team member Younjoo Hwang alleged “an extremely hostile work environment” created by Savage, who’s “aggressive behavior, intimidation, and constant use of profanities” toward female employees were left unchecked.
Actress Alley Mills, who played Savage’s mother on “Wonder Years”, told Yahoo Entertainment that the series was cancelled in 1993 because of a “completely ridiculous” lawsuit.
She described the boyish Savage as “the least offensive, most wonderful, sweet human being that ever walked the face of the earth.”