After a former female crew member filed a lawsuit today against actor Fred Savage and 20th Century Fox alleging sexual harassment, the studio said it found “no evidence of any wrongdoing” by Savage in a completed investigation, Variety reports.
The studio said it investigated claims that Savage, who starred as Kevin Arnold on “The Wonder Years,” verbally harassed female crew members on the set of the comedy series “The Grinder.”
Variety quotes a 20th Century Fox spokesperson today saying: “Fox takes all allegations of improper conduct very seriously. We conducted a thorough investigation into these allegations and found no evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of Mr. Savage. We will vigorously defend against these unfounded claims.”
Variety notes that the plaintiff, Younjoo Hwang, who worked in wardrobe on “The Grinder,” claims she was subjected to “an extremely hostile work environment” created by Savage, whose “aggressive behavior, intimidation, and constant use of profanities aimed toward female employees was left unchecked.”
Savage released a statement today denying the allegations, saying: “These accusations are completely without merit and absolutely untrue.”