Producer David Hunt, the husband of actress Patricia Heaton, was accused of improperly acting on the set of the CBS sitcom "Carol's Second Act."
According to a New York Times report, two female employees were charged with hunting for sexual misconduct. According to the report, they quit the show after alleging that the network has mistreated their complaints.
Broti Gupta, an author of the series, claimed she had gone to the Human Resources Department to complain that Hunt had touched her twice. She also said she felt uncomfortable after Hunt hugged her in a working lunch in August, complimenting her pants and running his hand over her thigh.
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She also said that she spent several weeks later sitting alongside co-executive producer Margee Magee, when Hunt allegedly tore Gupta's shoulders after searching for something. Gupta later told Magee about the first alleged encounter with Hunt and said she had been encouraged by Magee to speak out. David Hunt (left) and Patricia Heaton (right) at the 201
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David Hunt (left) and Patricia Heaton (right) at the 2016 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. (Leon Bennett / WireImage, File)
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Room for education instead of punitive measures, then I believe in education, "said Gupta
She told The Times that she and Magee, after complaining about Hunt, were prevented from attending some rehearsals of the show.
"That gave I have no choice but to leave the show "Gupta said."
Magee said she was dismissed from almost all writing assignments after she went to HR to discuss Gupta's exit.
CBS told Fox News on Sunday: "The matter was immediately investigated by the Human Resources Department and appropriate action was taken to handle the complaint." The exporting producer worked
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The statement continued, "The author and the producer decided to leave the show on their own. CBS agreed to be paid for the rest of their guaranteed episodes this season, and we supported their request to renounce all contractual provisions that would prevent them from talking about their experiences on the show.
A spokesman A Hunt lawyer told the New York Times that his client "did not remember the details described," and asked Fox News to comment.
Does not remember rubbing someone's thigh or leg, and he denies this characterization. "The lawyer said Hunt" remembers looking for a script, but does not remember how someone touched his shoulders, and if he did, it was not meant to be offensive. "
Heaton and Hunt have been married since 1990 and share four children.