Eliza Dushku, an actress perhaps most well known for her roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Tru Calling, has received a $9.5 million settlement from CBS following a series of sexual misconducts that occurred on the set of crime drama series, Bull.
Dushku has been a very visible name in the #MeToo movement. In January 2018 she took to Facebook to open up about an incident of sexual misconduct that occurred during a childhood role she performed in the Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie, True Lies.
When I was 12 years old, while filming “True Lies”, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood’s leading…
An official report published in The New York Times has detailed her claims regarding Bull, as well as the action that has been taken by CBS, her lawyers, and Amblin Television. Through mediation, Dushku shared the numerous suggestive statements that were made by Michael Weatherly (who stars as Bull‘s title character, a psychologist that operates a jury consulting firm) during her three episode-long stint on the show. According to the report, he would joke about physical intimacy, and made comments about her appearance, even calling her “legs” at one point. Following that she spoke to Glenn Gordon Caron, producer and showrunner for Bull, who suggested that she approach Weatherly to speak with him personally.
A short while later, Dushku was let go, despite believing that her character would become a mainstay in the show. It was following this and an uncomfortable moment while wrapping up the show’s first season, that she chose to begin mediation with the network. She received a settlement of $9.5 million, which amounted to what she may have received had she remained as a cast member for multiple seasons.
Hopefully we’ll learn more in time.