Late last year, Eliza Dushku spoke up against her coworker, Michael Weatherly, who allegedly sexually harassed the actress during her time on CBS’s Bull. The allegations culminated in a $9.5 million dollar settlement. Now, months later, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV has decided to part ways with the legal drama. He, alongside Amblin TV heads Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, were executive producers for the first three seasons of the show.
Bull premiered in 2016, and explores the lives of employees at Trial Analysis Corporation, a jury consulting firm that’s lead by psychologist Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly).
Dushku’s allegations were unearthed during an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct perpetrated by former CBS CEO Les Moonves. Although her role was initially meant to grow in size following her initial appearance in season one, her character was eventually written out of Bull due to Weatherly’s reported behavior. According to Dushku, Weatherly repeatedly made inappropriate comments to her on set. The actor, who stars as Jason Bull, allegedly called Dushku “legs,” and would allegedly invite her to hang out with him in his “rape van.”
In light of the incident, in March Dushku met with known supporter of the Time’s Up movement Steven Spielberg.
In her Boston Globe op-ed entitled, “I worked at CBS. I didn’t want to be sexually harassed. I was fired,” Dushku wrote the following in regards to her allegations against Weatherly: “This is not a ‘he-said/she-said’ case. Weatherly’s behavior was captured on CBS’s own videotape recordings.”
News of Amblin’s departure from Bull breaks after CBS renewed the show for a fourth season this Thursday.