The White Lotus actor F. Murray Abraham accused of sexual misconduct twice fired from Mythic Quest
F.Murray Abraham has reportedly been let go from the fantasy series “Mythic Quest” on Apple TV+ due to two allegations of sexual misconduct.
Page Six reports that 83-year-old Abraham, who portrayed video game writer C.W. Longbottom on the Mythic Quest show, was forced to leave after being accused of sexual misconduct by another cast member.
When asked if they planned to release any more clarifications, Lionsgate’s response was unequivocal. However, “beyond that, we do not comment on matters concerning personnel,”
After that, Abraham apparently told other cast members about the productions’ worries about his behavior (as reported by Rolling Stone).
The magazine states that Abraham was warned and told not to participate in any inappropriate behavior with the other cast members, but this apparently wasn’t enough for him to change his ways.
After a second incident, series creator and star Rob McElhenney had no choice but to dismiss Abraham from the cast and crew.
A Lionsgate representative said that the company takes “allegations of misconduct seriously and investigate[s] them thoroughly.” Nonetheless, they stressed, “As a matter of corporate policy, we do not discuss our personnel actions.”
McElhenney discussed Murray’s departure from the show with Variety. It’s a bummer to not have Murray in this season, but we recognize that C.W. is a beloved character and obviously a huge part of the show. So, we made sure that we have a really fitting tribute to him. We definitely address it in a big way.”