F. Murray Abraham Accused of Sexual Abuse in ‘Mythic Quest’
Series creator Rob McElhenney reportedly fired Abraham for misconduct against a female co-star.
F. Murray Abraham was accused of sexual misconduct, which reportedly led to his exit from “Mythic Quest.”
Rolling stone released a report claiming that the “White Lotus” Season 2 actor was the focus of two complaints. According to a production source, the first incident led to Abraham being warned and told to stay away from some of the show’s actresses. The second incident was caused by Mythic Quest creator and star Rob McElhenney, who reportedly decided to have Abraham exit the Apple TV+ series before the third season.
Abraham’s exit was addressed by McElhenney at the time Species, saying: “It’s awful not having Murray this season. But we acknowledge that (her character) CW is a beloved character and obviously a huge part of the show. So we made sure to pay him a truly befitting tribute. We are definitely going to deal with it in broad terms.”
According to the official story, Abraham was too busy filming “The White Lotus” on location in Sicily to film “Mythic Quest.”
Lionsgate has now issued a statement alleging sexual misconduct.
“We take allegations of misconduct seriously and investigate them thoroughly,” a spokesperson told IndieWire. “As a matter of company policy, we do not discuss our personnel activities.”
In addition to “Mythic Quest” and “The White Lotus,” Abraham has appeared in “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “The Good Wife” and “Homeland.” The 83-year-old Oscar winner made his screen debut in 1971.
In a December 2022 interview, Abraham spoke to his troubled “White Lotus” character Bert, an insatiable flirt who despises the #MeToo movement. The New York Times.
“I think Bert is totally legit — you know he’s the real deal,” Abraham said, praising series creator Mike White for his writing. “I grew up among people like that.”
White said of Abraham’s convincing turn in the role: “Bert says a lot of questionable things and has a kind of problematic attitude about sex, women and relationships. I just thought it would be funny to have an actor who also has that kind of buoyancy and a “Why should I worry?” type of attitude. There is something very mischievous about Murray and he can obviously play the villain. But he also has this likable, unsinkable quality.”
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