Eads: CSI Firing a ‘Misunderstanding’

Jul 21, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Appearing before critics at the Television Critics Association press tour to promote his upcoming TNT movie about the life of Evel Knievel, actor George Eads said his recent firing from the hit CBS show “CSI” was a “misunderstanding.”

“I think what’s happened over at ‘CSI’ is an incredible misunderstanding,” Mr. Eads said. “I think it should be cleared up by the end of the week. I think it should all work itself out.”

According to reports, CBS head Leslie Moonves fired Mr. Eads and co-star Jorja Fox after they asked for more money and failed to show up for work.

But a contrite Mr. Eads said, “It’s not about the cash,” and added that he missed the first day at work because he overslept. When he phoned to explain his absence, he said, he was told to not come in. Mr. Eads said he wants to discuss the matter face to face with Mr. Moonves, but noted that getting a meeting with the Viacom co-president is “as difficult as meeting Charlie from ‘Charlie’s Angels.'”