EastEnders has axed one of its production team after an allegation of inappropriate behaviour on set.The freelance worker was dropped after the alleged sexual harassment incident prompted complaints from a colleague. But the respected and experienced crew member denied any wrongdoing – and said EastEnders had not told him of any problems with his behaviour.
The man has previously been engaged on a wide range of Britain’s top-name soaps, working on the production of countless scenes. A show source revealed the allegation had been made by another crew member on the set, leading to him being dropped by show bosses.
The source said: “The details have all been kept very quiet. But it’s known among cast and crew that a complaint was made. The understanding is that bosses took action after they were made aware of the allegation by another crew member.”
Responding to the allegations, the man fiercely denied any wrongdoing – and insisted he was not aware he had been accused of behaving inappropriately. He said: “I’m shocked. I can’t believe someone would say that sort of thing about me. I don’t understand it.”