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‘White Lotus’ Actor Fired From His New TV Series Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

If you watched the second season of ‘White Lotus‘ then you probably recognize the face of F. Murray Abraham. The 83-year-old actor played Bert Di Grasso on the hit series, and he was one of the better parts of the show. His dynamic with Michael Imperioli was super fun to watch.

Unfortunately, it seems like Abraham might be a little bit of a creep. According to a new report, the actor was fired from the set of the Apple TV+ series, Mythic Quest. He played the head video game writer C.W. Longbotton on the show, but he unexpectedly departed between its second and third seasons.

Insiders say he was let go from the show after two people on set accused him of sexual misconduct.

The first incident resulted in Abraham receiving a warning and being told to stay away from some of the show’s actresses, a production source claimed to the publication.

The second incident was apparently so concerning that it was brought to creator/star Rob McElhenney’s attention. That’s when Rob and the producers got together and decided to fire Abraham.

Mythic Quest worked Abraham’s exit into the third season’s premiere last November. In the episode, the main characters returned to the studio’s offices to welcome back Longbottom, who had been traveling for the past year. Instead, they discovered Longbottom had left behind a letter revealing he was diagnosed with a terminal illness and wanted to ‘script’ his own ending.

Lionsgate, the company behind the show, released a statement on Monday explaining they take “allegations of misconduct seriously” and investigate them thoroughly. But they added that as a matter of company policy, “we do not discuss our personnel actions.”

Pretty crazy to be creepin’ on your young co-stars at the age of 83, but it looks like Abraham’s character in White Lotus was pretty true to life.