Who is Haley Cameron? Ex-staff accuses 'Law & Order: SVU' showrunner David Graziano of mistreating women
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: 'Law & Order: SVU' showrunner David Graziano has been accused of mistreating women and co-workers leading them to quit the show. The NBC longest-running prime-time live-action series in history has reportedly been slammed with claims of creating a 'super toxic' workplace on Graziano's sets, who took the helm of showrunner over the summer. Since then the show has drawn a record-breaking 24th season in September, reported Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, behind the scenes, the show has allegedly managed to pile scores of accusations in recent times. One such claim that caught attention was after script coordinator Haley Cameron accused Graziano of allegedly mistreating her and creating a hostile work environment, leading her to quit the series, as per Daily Mail.
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Who is Haley Cameron?
"Haley Cameron is an actress and screenwriter from San Diego, CA. She is currently living in New York City after studying Acting, Directing, and Screenwriting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts," reads her LinkedIn profile. She was working on the sets of 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' a series that centers on violence and abuse of power with predominantly female victims. However, she suddenly quit her job and while listing for her replacement on Listserv, which circulated widely among script coordinators, Cameron posted a warning.
"The new showrunner, David Graziano, is a very unprofessional, ego-centric, and immature man," she wrote. "I have been in this industry a long time, and I have never experienced such pure, white-male misogyny." "I urge you — especially women — to think twice before putting yourself in a position that could end as badly as mine did," she claimed, as per Daily Mail. Weighing in on her experience, Amy Hartman, who worked as a script coordinator under Graziano on the sets of the 2021 drama 'Coyote' wrote, "Graz is super toxic and I've never run from a job so fast in my life as I did when I SC'ed for him." "Stay away," she wrote on the Listserv posting.
Hartman reportedly said she was shocked to learn that he became the showrunner for 'Law & Order: SVU'. "I was completely floored that he was working again and working on that show," Hartman said. While Graziano’s spokesperson, Alafair Hall, denied Cameron’s alleged claims and said that Cameron was allegedly fired over Graziano's concerns that she was "unprofessional," claiming she made unapproved changes to the show's script in her one-month stint on 'Law and Order: SVU'. Daily Mail reported, "The implication that Mr. Graziano created a hostile work environment, or is sexist, inappropriate, and unprofessional is false," Hall said.