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CBS renews 'Bull' despite Michael Weatherly's Alleged Sexual Harassment



CBS renewed its popular legal drama "Bull" for a fourth season despite the controversy surrounding the show's star, Michael Weatherly, who was accused of harassing actress Eliza Dushku while on set.

Shortly after CBS announced the show's renewal, Steven Spielberg's production company Amblin Television said that

Spielberg served as an executive producer on "Bull," along with Amblin Television's co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.

A New York Times investigation published in December revealed that CBS reached a $ 9.5 million settlement with Dushku, who starred in "Bull," after she confronted Weatherly for allegedly making inappropriate comments to […]

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Michael Weatherly & Murray during The Lint Roller Party at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire / WireImage)

UNITED STATES – JULY 18: CBS Party at Dodger's Stadium – TCA Press Tour In Los Angeles, United States On July 18, 2004-Pauley Perrette and Michael Weatherly of 'NCSI,' at the CBS Party for Television Critics Association's (TCA) Press Tour. (Photo by Barbara BINSTEIN / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

MONTE CARLO, MONACO – JUNE 30: US actor Michael Weatherly attends the photocopy of 'NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service' during the 46th Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival at the Forum Grimaldi, on June 30, 2006 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Francois Durand / Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 1: 'Agent Afloat' – The NCIS team (Michael Weatherly, left, Mark Harmon, center and Cote de Pablo, right) investigate a mysterious suicide aboard a carrier on NCIS Tuesday Sept. 30 (8: 00-9: 00PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Cliff Lipson / CBS via Getty Images)

VALENCIA, CA – SEPTEMBER 04: Actors David McCallum, Lauren Holly, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Cote de Pablo, Brian Dietzen, Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherly attend The NCIS 100th Episode Celebration at the Valencia Studios on September 4, 2007 in Valencia, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner / Getty Images)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MAY 06: Actor Michael Weatherly and his niece Alexandra arrive at the 2007 TV Week's Logie Awards at the Crown Casino on May 6, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. The annual television awards for Australia's most popular television talent compete for the coveted awards, of which there are 11 Most Popular categories and 11 industry-rated Most Outstanding categories. (Photo by Patrick Riviere / Getty Images)

VALENCIA – NOVEMBER 19: 'Flesh and Bone' – Gibbs questions DiNozzoÕs (Michael Weatherly, right) Ability to do his job when the elder DiNozzo (special guest star Robert Wagner, left ) becomes involved in their latest investigation, on ÒNCIS, Tuesday Jan.12 (8: 00-9: 00PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming / CBS via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – OCTOBER 13: 'Child's Play'-The team (Michael Weatherly, Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, left to right) must make their Thanksgiving plans on hold when the The horrific death of a marine leads them to a government think tank that employs child prodigies, on NCIS, Tuesday Nov. 24 (8: 00-9: 00PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish / CBS via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – JUNE 1: 'Jack Knife' – DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) and the team hit the road to illegal trucking operations on NCIS, Tuesday Feb. 9 (8: 00-9: 00PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish / CBS via Getty Images)

(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) MONTE-CARLO, MONACO – JUNE 09: *** EXCLUSIVE ACCESS *** Actor Michael Weatherly attends the 'NCIS' portrait session at Grimaldi Forum during the annual Monte Carlo Television Festival on June 9, 2010 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Francois G. Durand / WireImage)

LOS ANGELES – OCTOBER 3: 'Enemies Foreign' – DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) and the team are assigned to protect Ziva's father, when he attends a NCIS conference leads to some unexpected surprises on 'NCIS,' Tuesday, November 16 (8: 00-9: 00 PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton / CBS via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 9: 'Secrets' – NCIS uncovers a secret society of real-life super heroes and must track down the villain, on NCIS, Tuesday, Feb. 14 (8: 00-9: 00 PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network. Perrey Reeves (right) guest stars as Wendy Miller, DiNozzo's (Michael Weatherly, left) journalist ex-fiance. (Photo by Ron P. Jaffe / CBS via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – MARCH 11: 'Dead Reflection' – The NCIS team (left to right: Cote de Pablo, Michael Weatherly and Mark Harmon) tracks a Navy lieutenant's killer after a Pentagon security camera reveals a petty officer committing the crime. Meanwhile, Gibbs announces that Agent Barrett and her team will take over the port-to-port serial killer case, on NCIS, Tuesday, April 12 (8: 00-9: 00 PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming / CBS via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 11: (l-r); Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray and Pauley Perrette during the NCIS session at the CBS Winter Press Tour 2012, held on January 11, 2012 at The Langham Huntington Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Monty Brinton / CBS via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 24: A petty officer is gunned down in a billionaire's Ferrari and the investigation leads The Gibbs was named after , on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 30 (8: 00-9: 00 PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherly [Local Caption]

LOS ANGELES – APRIL 25: 'Till Death Do Us Part' – Terrorism threatens to shake the NCIS Most Wanted Wall foundations of the Navy and NCIS. Meanwhile, Jimmy Palmer's destination wedding is impacted by the case, on the season finale of NCIS, Tuesday, May 15 (8: 00-9: 00 PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pablo, Sean Murray and Michael Weatherly (Photo by Michael Yarish / CBS via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 16: Michael Weatherly visits 'Extra' at The Grove on October 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez / Getty Images for Extra)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 15: Actors Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo and Mark Harmon attend the 2013 CBS Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman / WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 08: Actors Josh Holloway (L) and Michael Weatherly attending The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theater LA Live on January 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California , (Photo by Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 27: 'Anonymous What a Woman' – Gibbs and McGee (Sean Murray, left) 'S secretly supported for years, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 15 (8: 00-9: 00 PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network. So pictured: Michael Weatherly. (Photo by Sonja Flemming / CBS via Getty Images)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – JULY 17: Actors Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette and Brian Dietzen arrive at The CBS, The CW, Showtime & CBS Television Distribution 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at Pacific Design Center on July 17, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King / FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 10: 'The NCIS team must investigate a series of crime scenes that appear on the copy-cats of previous cases, on NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 6 (8: 00-9: 00 PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Emily Wickersham and Michael Weatherly

LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 26: 'Choke Hold' – The Secretary of the Navy assigns the NCIS team to a joint terrorism task Force after a Naval research scientist is murdered and is suspected of being wanted by the Russian government. In order to get a jump on the case, Gibbs has DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) interference with the leader of the task force, FBI agent Leia Pendergast, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 14 (8: 00-9: 00 PM, ET / PT), on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish / CBS via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 20: 'Sister City: Part One' – The New Orleans to Washington D.C. are lethally poisoned, Abby's brother, Luca (Tyler Ritter). Gibbs and the D.C. team work in conjunction with Pride and the New Orleans team to locate Luca and determine why a private tech company is targeted, on the first part of a special two-hour crossover event on NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 5 (8: 00-9 : 00 PM, ET / PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Pauley Perrette and Michael Weatherly

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 07: (R) Actor Michael Weatherly and guest attending the Hennessy Toasts Achievements In Music on February 7 , 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Unique Nicole / WireImage)

NEW YORK – JULY 27: 'The Woman in 8D' – Dr. Ing. Bull and his Trial Analysis Corporation (TAC) team must formulate a new defense strategy when they discover the jury has a subconscious gender bias towards their client, a female pilot accused of negligence. 27 (10: 00-11: 00 PM, ET / PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull (19659037) BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 10: Actor Michael Weatherly speaks onstage at the 'Bull' panel discussion during the CBS's portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association's Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Michael Weatherly and Bojana Jankovic attending the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frank Trapper / Corbis via Getty Images).

NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 29: 'Bedside Manner' —- Bull must find a way to reverse the negative effect on his egomaniacal client sued for malpractice, has on the jury. So, Bull hires Liberty Davis (Dena Tyler), a previous client's attorney, when he decides Benny may not be sympathetic enough to the jurors, on BULL, Tuesday, Nov. 1 (9: 00-10: 00 PM, ET / PT ) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull (Photo by Craig Blankenhorn / CBS via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 05: Michael Weatherly attends TV Guide Magazine Celebrates CBS 'Michael Weatherly at New York on October 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket / Getty Images)

NEW YORK – OCTOBER 11: 'Callisto' – When Bull and Trial Analysis Corp. help a young woman with a medical patent lawsuit, the small Texan town where Bull meets the only trial loss of his career, on BULL, Tuesday, Oct. 18 (9: 00-10: 00 PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

NEW YORK – MARCH 4: 'Welcome Back, Dr. Bull – Bull makes a deal with top criminal attorney J.P. Nunnelly (guest star Eliza Dushku) to defend Benny when he goes to trial for the case with a District Attorney's office, on BULL, Tuesday, May 9 (9: 00-10: 00 PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO – JUNE 16: Bojana Jankovic and Michael Weatherly attend the 57th Monte Carlo TV Festival Opening Ceremony on June 16, 2017 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco , (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis via Getty Images)

MONTE CARLO, MONACO – JUNE 16: Michael Weatherly arrives at the Opening Ceremony of the 57th Monte Carlo TV and World premier of Absentia series on June 16, 2017 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Tony Barson / FilmMagic)

US actor Michael Weatherly poses during a photocall for the TV show 'Bull' as part of the 57th Monte Carlo Television Festival on June 18, 2017 in Monaco.
The Monte-Carlo Television Festival was born in 1961, and aims to promote the new art form of television. MONTE CARLO, MONACO – JUNE 20: Michael Weatherly and his wife Bojana Jankovic attends the closing ceremony of the 57th Monte Carlo TV Festival on June 20, 2017 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 26: Actor Michael Weatherley visits Build to discuss 'Bull' at Build Studio on September 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin / Getty Images)

NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 29: 'The Devil, The Detail' – Bull agrees to help the parents of a former employee sue a drug company during their suicide suicide during a drug trial , Arti Cander (Emmy award winner Archie Panjabi), on BULL, Tuesday, Nov. 14 (9: 00-10: 00 PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull (19659049) NEW YORK – JULY 13: The Ground Beneath Their Feet on the third season premiere of BULL, Monday, Sept. 24 (10: 00-11: 00 PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network , Pictured: Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull (Photo by Craig Blankenhorn / CBS via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 24: Actor Michael Weatherly attends the 'Last Days Of Disco' 20th Anniversary Screening at Walter Reade Theater on May 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper / Getty Images)

NEW YORK – MARCH 31: 'Redemption' – Bull helps Jim Grayson (Nathan Darrow), a respectable family man a fatal robbery years ago. Jim has redeemed himself for his misdemeanor by living an upstanding life for years, on BULL, Tuesday, April 3 (9: 00-10: 00 PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network , Pictured: Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 3: 'Keep Your Friends Close' – Laughing at the FBI's case against a hacker. But when Cable learns that the accused is her husband's, she's breaking the law – and defending Bull – to try and prove his innocence, on BULL, Tuesday, Feb. 6 (9: 00-10: 00 PM, ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

NEW YORK – MAY 18: BULL stars michael weatherly as dr. Jason Bull in a drama inspired by the early career of dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. Brilliant, brash and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition and high tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick. This fall, BULL wants to be broadcast Tuesdays (9: 00-10: 00 PM, ETPT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Patrick Harbron / CBS via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 18: Actor Michael Weatherly of 'Bull' attends the 2016 CBS Upfront at Oak Room on May 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff / WireImage)




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CBS Television Studios President David Stapf of her accusations, and Dushku what later written off the show.

Dushku believed that he was "bull" on Weatherly's behavior. Through mediation, Dushku and CBS reached the settlement,

Spielberg and his wife, Kate Capshaw, have made some of the biggest contributions

Capshaw and Spielberg have donated $ 2 million to the cause.

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NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 27: Steven Spielberg attends 'Five Came Back' world premiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on March 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh / FilmMagic)

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 27: Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw attend 'Five Came Back' world premiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on March 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh / FilmMagic)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Glenn Close as 'Norma Desmond' and Steven Spielberg pose at the matinee of the hit musical 'Sunset Boulevard' on Broadway at The Palace Theater on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas / FilmMagic)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 08: Founder, USC Shoah Foundation Steven Spielberg (L) and honoree George Lucas attended Ambassadors for Humanity Gala Benefiting USC's Shoah Foundation at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on December 8, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 08: Founder, USC Shoah Foundation Steven Spielberg speaks onstage during Ambassadors for Humanity Gala Benefiting USC Shoah Foundation at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on December 8 , 2016 in Hollywood, California. NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 25: Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw are on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gardiner Anderson / Bauer-Griffin / GC Images)

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 15: Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Rita Wilson at theThe Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit: A Tribute to Tom Hanks at The Museum of Modern Art on November 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin / Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

BEIJING, CHINA – OCTOBER 10: American director Steven Spielberg attends a promotional event for his film 'Big Friendly Giant' at Tsinghua University on October 10, 2016 in Beijing, China. LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 17: Mark Rylance and Steven Spielberg arrive for the UK movie premiere of 'The BFG' at Odeon Leicester Square on July 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang / WireImage)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 21: Composer John Williams (L) and director Steven Spielberg arrive at the premiere of Disney's The BFG at the El Capitan Theater on June 21, 2016 in Hollywood , California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards / WireImage)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 21: Steven Spielberg arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of Disney's 'The BFG' held at the El Capitan Theater on June 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran / FilmMagic)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 09: Actress Kate Capshaw and director Steven Spielberg attending the 44th AFI Life Achievement Awards gala tribute at Dolby Theater on June 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris / FilmMagic)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 09: Director Steven Spielberg onstage at American Film Institute's 44th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams at Dolby Theater on June 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California , 26148_001 (Photo by Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Turner)

CAMBRIDGE, MA – MAY 26: Steven Spielberg Receives an Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree from Harvard University at their 365th Commencement Exerces at Harvard University on May 26, 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta / Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 19: Director Steven Spielberg stops by the set of 'Rebel in the Rye' on May 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank / GC Images)




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