Constance Wu has claimed that a senior member of the production team was on the show degrees off the boat sexually molested her for years.
Wu played Jessica Huang in the ABC sitcom based on a Taiwanese-American family, which aired for six seasons from 2015 to 2020.
Wu makes the revelations in her forthcoming memoir titled make a scenepartially published by The New York Times on Friday (23.09.).
According to that TimesWu claims that the producer, whom she only calls by an initial, “controlled her, demanded that she conduct all her business matters past him and tell her what to wear.”
“degrees off the boat was my very first TV show,” she said. “I was thrown into this world. I have no parents in the industry. And because I was 30, people thought I knew what I was doing. It made me paranoid and embarrassed.”
Wu said the harassment turned physical at a sporting event when the man put his hand on her thigh and brushed her crotch.
During a panel at the Atlantic Festival on Friday, Wu spoke about her decision not to comment at the time.
“I kept my mouth shut for a really long time about the amount of sexual harassment and intimidation I received in the first two seasons of the show,” Wu said per Diversity.
“Because after the first two seasons, when it was a success, when I wasn’t afraid of losing my job, I was able to start saying ‘no’ to the harassment, ‘no’ to the intimidation of certain producers. And so I was like, ‘You know what? I handled it, no one needs to know, I don’t need to smudge this Asian-American producer’s reputation, I don’t need to smudge the show’s reputation.'”
The Independent has reached out to ABC for comment.
Wu also recently shared that she attempted suicide following a backlash to her “careless tweets” about the renewal degrees off the boat.
In a series of posts, the actress said the experience helped her acknowledge that Asian Americans don’t “talk enough about mental health.”
make a scene will be released by Scribner on October 4th.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/constance-wu-fresh-off-the-boat-sexual-harassment-b2174329.html Constance Wu claims she was sexually harassed by the Fresh Off the Boat producer for years