F. Murray Abraham’s sudden exit from Apple TV+’s “Mythic Quest” was the result of at least two accusations of sexual misconduct, according to a new report.
Abraham, who portrayed head video game writer C.W. Longbottom, departed the series unexpectedly between the series’ second and third season, with production studio Lionsgate merely confirming his exit.
“Beyond that, we do not comment on matters concerning personnel,” the studio added, with no additional comment from Abraham.
Now, Rolling Stone reports that the “White Lotus” star’s on-set behavior raised at least two concerns.
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The first incident resulted in Abraham, 83, being given a warning and told to stay away from some of the show’s actresses, a production source claimed to the publication. The second incident, which was brought to creator and star Rob McElhenney’s attention, prompted Abraham’s firing.
“We take allegations of misconduct seriously and investigate them thoroughly. As a matter of corporate policy, we do not discuss our personnel actions,” Lionsgate told Rolling Stone in a statement.
Reps for Murray and McElhenney didn’t immediately return Page Six’s requests for comment.
“Mythic Quest” worked Abraham’s exit into the third season’s premiere last November. In the episode, the main character’s returned to the studio’s offices to welcome back Longbottom, who had been traveling for the past year.
Instead, they discover Longbottom had left behind a letter revealing he had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and wanted to “script” his own ending — choosing to drive off a cliff in the Grand Canyon in an homage to “Thelma & Louise.”
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