Tiffany Boone broke her silence on the ousting of actor Jason Mitchell from “The Chi” after he was accused of misconduct on the set. In May, it was reported that Mitchell was also dropped by his manager, agent and lawyer.
Boone played the actor’s girlfriend Jerrika on the show until she left after complaining to human resources about his ill behavior, which allegedly continued.
Boone didn’t mention her former co-star’s name in her June 8 Instagram post, but she thanked everyone who supported her.
“I’ve never spent a lot of time on social media but I wanted everyone who has sent me positivity over the last few weeks to know I felt it,” she wrote in a handwritten note. “I am so appreciative of all the love, prayers, and support. I love you. I thank you.”
Boone’s comment section was then flooded with even more support from her social media followers.
“Tiff you are the epitome of class…it elevates you above it all,” one person wrote.
“We holding you up baby girl!” wrote another. “There is nothing wrong with speaking up. I’ve been in the same situation spoke up and my voice was muted. Thank GOD they took action on your end ❤️.”
“So glad to hear from you sister you stay positive and always know you are loved by many,” a third person commented. “Cant wait to see your next project!!”
In late May, creator of “The Chi” Lena Waithe addressed Mitchell’s firing and explained how his alleged misconduct continued, even after he was reported to HR.
According to Waithe, she was aware of the complaints, spoke to all the parties involved but believed the second season showrunner Ayanna Floyd was on top of things.
“I trusted someone else to do my job,” Waithe told “The Breakfast Club.” What I wanted to do was trust my showrunner at the time and ultimately the situation was not handled appropriately.”
Besides being let go by “The Chi,” Mitchell was also terminated from the Netflix film “Desperados” for allegedly making inappropriate remarks to two actresses.