Producer David Hunt, husband of actress Patricia Heaton, has been accused of inappropriately touching the set of the CBS sitcom "Carol & # 39; s Second Act."
According to a report by the New York Times, two female employees were charged with hunting for sexual misconduct. According to the report, they ended the show after claiming that the network was abusing its complaints.
Broti Gupta, a writer for the series, claimed that she went to human resources to complain that Hunt touched her on two separate occasions. She also said she felt uncomfortable after Hunt hugged her outside a workday in August, supplemented her pants and ran her hand up her thighs.
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She also said she sat next to co-producer Margee Magee several Weeks later, when Hunt allegedly, Gupta shrugged his shoulders after apparently looking for something. Gupta later told Magee about the first alleged meeting with Hunt and said she was encouraged by Magee to speak out.
Gupta and Magee said they went to showrunners who reported the complaints to human resources who then launched an investigation.
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"I just said my own personal code of ethics, which is that there is room for education instead of punitive measures, then I believe in education, "Gupta said.
She told the Times that after complaining about Hunt, she and Magee were stopped from attending some of the show's rehearsals.
"It gave me no choice but to leave the show," Gupta said.
Magee said she was removed from almost all of her writing responsibilities after going to HR to discuss Gupta & # 39; s exit.
CBS told Fox News on Sunday, "The issue was quickly investigated by human resources and appropriate action was taken to address the complaint. The executive producer cooperated fully with the process. "
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The network also said it "looked at allegations of revenge behavior at the showrunners as they grew up, and we found no evidence of revenge measures in their co-starters".
The statement continued: "The writer and producer decided to leave the show by their own accord. CBS agreed to their request to be paid for the remainder of their guaranteed section this season, and we supported their request to waive any contractual provisions that would prevent them from talking about their experiences on the show. "
A Heaton rep did not return Fox News's request for comment.
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A lawyer for Hunt told The New York Times that his client "did not remember the details described" and "did not remember I rubbed someone's thighs or legs and he disputes that character of it. " The lawyer said Hunt "remembers looking for a script, but doesn't remember the detail touching someone's shoulders, and if he did, it wasn't meant to be offensive."
Heaton and Hunt have been married since 1990 and share four children.