Constance Wu Particulars Contemporary Off the Boat Sexual Harassment

Constance Wu is opening up about her time on “Contemporary Off the Boat” from 2015-2020, alleging that she skilled sexual harassment and intimidation from an unnamed producer on the ABC comedy, per The Hollywood Reporter.

“I saved my mouth shut for a very very long time about a number of sexual harassment and intimidation that I acquired the primary two seasons of the present,” Wu, 40, stated at Friday’s Atlantic Festival in Washington DC, in response to the publication. “As a result of, after the primary two seasons, as soon as it was a hit, as soon as I used to be now not terrified of dropping my job, that is after I was in a position to begin saying ‘no’ to the harassment, ‘no’ to the intimidation, from this specific producer. And, so I believed: ‘ what? I dealt with it. No one has to know. I haven’t got to stain this Asian American producer’s popularity. I haven’t got to stain the popularity of the present.'”

Wu — who performed Huang household matriarch Jessica on the collection — known as the expertise “traumatic,” including, “I ultimately realized it was essential to speak about as a result of I did have a traumatic expertise my first couple years on that present and no one knew about it as a result of that present was historic for Asian Individuals. It was the one present on community tv in over 20 years to star Asian Individuals and I didn’t wish to sully the popularity of the one present we had representing us.”

“Contemporary Off the Boat” made historical past because the longest-running sitcom about Asian Individuals in broadcast TV earlier than it finally ended with its sixth season in 2020. When the present’s season six renewal was first introduced in 2019, Wu acquired backlash for the tweets she shared in response to the information. In a now-deleted tweet, Wu wrote, “So upset proper now that I am actually crying. Ugh. F*ck.” And when a fan congratulated Wu on the “nice information” on Twitter, she replied, “No, it isn’t,” adopted by, “F*cking hell.”

Wu addressed the backlash on the Atlantic Competition as nicely. In response to THR, she stated, “I needed to have a recent slate the place I did not have to begin a present with all these reminiscences of abuse. Just a few individuals knew [the harassment] was taking place, and to go to work daily and see these individuals who knew that he was sexually harassing me being ‘buddy-buddy’ with him felt like a betrayal each time.” Wu added: “I liked everyone on that crew, and I liked engaged on that present, nevertheless it had that historical past of abuse, that it began with, and despite the fact that I dealt with it after two years, I used to be trying ahead to a clear slate.”

When reached for remark, reps for Wu directed to her upcoming memoir. has not but reviewed the memoir, “Making a Scene,” out Oct. 5. Wu additionally addressed the alleged sexual harassment in a profile with The New York Times printed final week.

When you or somebody you recognize wish to converse with somebody who’s skilled to help sexual assault survivors, please name the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.

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