NBC confirmed that the star of its drama series “Chicago P.D.” was the focus of an investigation after complaints about what the network calls “inappropriate behavior on set” surfaced in 2016, Deadline reports.
“‘Chicago P.D.’ lead Jason Beghe was investigated by NBC and Wolf Entertainment in 2016 for ‘inappropriate behavior’ when the actor faced complaints from several members of the cast and crew that some said constituted sexual harassment,” Deadline reports.
In a joint statement to Deadline today, NBC, Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment said: “When it was brought to our attention that there were concerns about inappropriate behavior on set, we promptly began an investigation in partnership with Human Resources and all parties involved. As a result of the investigation, we have already taken action, and it is a situation we continue to monitor very closely to ensure all of our employees feel safe and supported.”
Deadline reports that Beghe “has apparently consistently used highly aggressive and sexually suggestive language as well as intimidating postures and more, we have learned.”
The report quotes a statement today from Beghe in which he says: “I am deeply sorry for my behavior, which I know has been hurtful to my friends and colleagues. I have struggled with anger issues for some time, and over the past year, I have been working with a coach to help me learn how to mitigate my temper. It’s an ongoing process, and it has been a humbling one.”