We’ve been cheering for Jason Mitchell ever since his astounding interpretation of Eazy E in the Academy Award-nominated film Straight Outta Compton and was loving him as a lead in Lena Waithe’s The Chi on Showtime, so it is with a great deal of heaviness that we report Mitchell’s career is coming to a screeching halt due to his own actions.
As has been widely reported, Mitchell is accused by “several” actresses of misconduct because of his off the set behavior, Among those actresses is The Chi co-star Tiffany Boone, who plays Jerrika Little and with whom he shared a great amount of screen time throughout the series.
Mitchell, 32-years-old, will not return for the upcoming season due to an ‘off-set’ incident.
Part of me wants to feel for him, but I simply CANNOT. He was placed in a blessed situation but couldn’t even disguise his creep vibe even when it could affect his pockets. If money isn’t enough of a motivator for a man to change his behavior, then what is?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Boone told FOX 21 that she could no longer work with Mitchell and was released from the show upon her request. Meanwhile, Mitchell kept his job for the time being.
The Hollywood Reporter also stated that there were other actresses on the same show who had issues with Jason Mitchell as well, but the nature of those concerns is currently unclear. As the saying goes, when it rains it pours, and the “hits” just kept coming for Mitchell.
He was fired from the upcoming Netflix comedy Desperados and replaced by Lamorne Morris (New Girl) after an alleged off-set incident.
It is alleged that Masim Pedrad, Anna Camp and Robbie Amell, his co-stars on the Netflix movie, all had complaints about him.
No matter how much affinity we may have for certain people, it can never be so pervasive as to overcome common sense and decency.
A single allegation free of hard evidence can lead someone to brush it aside. However, four actresses with whom he was supposed to be working with have all said similar things about him, it’s time to come to grips with the fact that the object of your adulation just might be a creep.
His management company, Authentic Talent & Literary Management, kicked him to the curb as well.