'Lethal Weapon' star Damon Wayans slams former co-star Clayne Crawford as an "emotional terrorist"
Damon Wayan took to Twitter to express his disapproval of former on-screen partner Clayne Crawford's behavior with members of cast and crew on set
Fox's 'Lethal Weapon' has been at the center of a lot of off-screen drama lately. Actor Clayne Crawford, who played Martin Riggs on the show, was fired from the show last week following multiple incidents of abusive behavior on set.
While Crawford has since apologized for his behavior, his fans are upset as they believe he didn't deserve to be kicked out.
Crawford's co-star Damon Wayan took to Twitter on Monday calling Crawford an "emotional terrorist" and alleging that he really was extremely dangerous to work with.
In a series of tweets, Wayan, who plays Riggs' partner Roger Murtaugh, revealed that he to had to endure serious violent behavior on the set thanks to Crawford.
Wayan said that he wanted to address the issue since the "fate of the show" was "now sealed".
Crawford has been replaced by Seann William Scott who is popular for his portrayal of Stifler in the American Pie films.
Wayans posted a series of tweets on Monday before making his account private. Below are a screenshots of a few of Wayans' tweets.
On Monday, Wayans posted this picture of his head showing what appears to be a wound on the side of his head.
Angered by the fact that Warner Bros, the production company, didn't support his claims, Wayans went on to accuse Crawford of being physically hurtful to another co-star and even said that he "relished in making females cry".
Many were shocked to see the two actors who had an amazing on-screen chemistry have such bad blood in real life.
Following his removal from the show, Crawford had issued a statement apologizing for his behavior. "I absolutely love, respect and care for my crew and cast, and would never intentionally jeopardize so many jobs. I am incredibly sorry if my passion for doing good work has ever made anyone feel less than comfortable on our set, or feel less than celebrated for their efforts. Furthermore, I apologize to all the crew and cast for any negative attention Lethal Weapon is receiving because of these incidents," the statement read.
However, Crawford's former co-star Kurt Yager came out in his support along with actors Teo Briones and Bruce Mc Kinnon.
One of the best experiences I have had was doing Lethal Weapon. Everyone in the cast and crew as awesome, but it was @ClayneCrawford that made it really special for me. I cant wait until we can work together again! pic.twitter.com/JtQ4dUMqW9— Teo Briones (@TheTeoBriones) May 13, 2018
@ClayneCrawford If antidotal experience can hurt a career, maybe it can save it. My experience was a pleasure, it was professional & nothing but good vibes happened during my episode of Lethal Weapon. How many good reviews of Clayne’s behavior on set do we need? #allfacts— Kurt Yaeger (@kurtyaeger) May 13, 2018
Clayne is a passionate, talented & caring artist. One of my fondest memories in my entire acting career is playing his father in the Sundance series @Rectify for 4 seasons as well as becoming friends. I look forward to hopefully work with @ClayneCrawford again...if I get lucky. https://t.co/fIFcRmFdrh— Bruce McKinnon (@Bruce_McKinnon) May 12, 2018
While the show did get a reboot after Crawford's firing, the episode count has reportedly been decreased for the upcoming season 3.
Though no formal announcements have been made, sources say that season three will have only 13 episodes, unlike season two which had 22 episodes.