HBO has confirmed that Jeff Garlin has quit the hit sitcom after an internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior.
The former Curb Your Enthusiasm star is the subject of the HR probe into his behavior. The ABC show’s production company did not respond to a request for comment regarding Garlin’s departure. The Goldbergs is based on Adam F. Goldberg’s upbringing in Jenkintown, PA, and the character Murray Garlin was based on his father.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Garlin admitted to the HR investigation but denied he was fired from the show.
Deadline spoke with anonymous members of his production team, who said the actor had a pattern of inappropriate behavior on set. During a shooting rehearsal, he allegedly put his hands around a stand-in’s face and screamed in her face.
Three former Goldbergs employees said that Garlin engaged in a pattern of physical conduct on the set, including touching people without permission.
He also allegedly yelled at a stand-in and screamed at him, according to Deadline and VF. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Garlin denied the allegations, saying that the allegations against him were false and that he was not being fired.
According to Vanity Fair, Garlin has yet to comment on the allegations, but his comments do not make it any easier to judge the truth. The show’s producers and executives have visited the set last night to announce his exit.
The network also added another four-episode ban for the series. In the meantime, the show has been suspended for three more episodes.
After the HR investigation, the ABC show has suspended Garlin from the show. The cast and crew of The Goldbergs have been told to stop filming.
The episode has been halted and the cast and crew will be asked to wait until the end of the ninth season. It’s unclear whether the series will cancel Garlin. The company isn’t commenting on the issue.
A representative for the ABC show has confirmed that Garlin’s actions on-set were not atypical or in violation of the company’s HR guidelines.
The episode aired last night was filmed with a day’s notice. It is unknown how the show will continue production. This is a good sign for the actors who’ll be involved in the future of the series.
After the HR investigation into alleged inappropriate on-set behavior, the star of the hit ABC sitcom ‘The Goldbergs’ has abruptly quit after allegations of on-set misconduct.
The show’s producers are still unsure of how to handle the controversy, but it’s important to note that Garlin had been fired by his employer a few months ago.
‘The Goldbergs’ is a comedy show about the life of a family. The cast and crew of the hit ABC comedy show were informed about the investigation, but the actor denied he was fired. In an interview with Vanity Fair, he also said that the allegations are “baseless,” and the show’s producer had no idea what was causing the incident.
The investigation was launched after the show’s producers found that Garlin was using inappropriate language during production.
The ABC show also revealed that the former “Seinfeld” star was calling female crew members by their nicknames and had been sending affectionate hugs to several women.
Sony, HBO, and NBC all declined to comment on the matter. The Hollywood Reporter has the full report on the story.
The investigation also uncovered that Garlin had been the subject of multiple HR investigations over the past three years. The show’s producers have yet to publicly address the allegations.
The HR investigation was a mutual decision and the actor has no further plans to return. If he’s indeed a victim of alleged abuse, he will not be allowed to return to the show.