“Deadly Weapon” star Damon Wayans has spoken out by way of Twitter after the Fox sequence was renewed for a 3rd season regardless of the exit of star Clayne Crawford, who was let go from the present after revelations about two on-set incidents for which Crawford obtained reprimands.
Wayans, who performs Roger Murtaugh, posted a video and picture to his Twitter account displaying the circumstances surrounding an harm he sustained from a bit of shrapnel on set throughout an episode Crawford, who performed Martin Riggs, was directing. Wayans set his account to non-public shortly after posting the tweets.
Within the video, a small explosion might be seen behind Wayans as he stands close to a pillar on set. He then jerks ahead with a pained expression and reaches his hand to his head as if hit by one thing. The picture posted within the following tweet reveals a reduce on his head, which Wayans indicated was from the explosion.
“Now that the destiny of the present is solidified…I’d like to deal with the TWITTER outrage with this video and picture to observe,” Wayans wrote, referring to the backlash the present obtained on-line on the concept of its continuation with out Crawford.
“How does shrapnel from this hit me on the other aspect of the top? #directedby@claynecrawford,” learn the second tweet.
Wayans then posted the reason he was presumably given for the incident. “Beneath is a rendering in search of to elucidate yesterday’s incident. It turns on the market was a second shooter, to Damon’s left, on the opposite aspect of the pillar behind which his character was crouched, which accounts for what he heard from his left aspect. @claynecrawford #noapology.”
Wayans added in additional tweets that Crawford “turned uninsurable” and “relished in making feminine[s] cry,” and posted a picture of a sticker he says could possibly be seen across the lot, which bears the phrase “Clayne Crawford is an emotional terrorist” with a picture of Crawford. He additionally alleged that Crawford “hit one other actor within the mouth with a bottle of inexperienced tea and busted his mouth open.”
Fox and Warner Bros. Tv didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
After information of the reprimands towards Crawford broke, the actor posted explanations of each incidents to his Instagram account, saying that within the first, he “reacted with anger” when he felt circumstances on set put forged and crewmembers at risk, and within the second, an actor was hit with shrapnel whereas Crawford was directing an episode — presumably Wayans.
Warner Bros. opted to not renew Crawford’s contract and employed Seann William Scott to switch him, reportedly as Riggs’ brother with a view to maintain the Riggs and Murtaugh partnership.