George Clooney on Friday denied accusations he helped “blacklist” an “ER” co-star for reporting on-set harassment — but stated he believed the remainder of her story.
After she complained to her bosses, Marquez stated she grew to become persona non grata in Hollywood — which Clooney, who rose to fame as Dr. Doug Ross on the program, was complicit in ostracizing her.
“I wasn’t a author or perhaps a producer or perhaps a director with that show. I’d nothing related to casting. I had been an actress and just an actress. If she was told I had been involved with any decision about her career then she was lied to. The truth that I couldn’t affect her career is just surpassed because I wouldn’t. “
Marquez, who performed a nurse around the show’s first three seasons, stated on Twitter that they was assaulted by “p–sy grabbers” and susceptible to daily “Mexican slurs” during set — although she didn’t name Clooney among her tormentors.
“I was clueless that Vanessa was blacklisted. I take her at her word,” Clooney stated of actress Vanessa Marquez’s explosive claims.