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Hollywood icon Frank Langella is being investigated for alleged sexual harassment on the set of Netflix’s The Fall of the House of Usher.
The information was first reported by TMZ, who additionally spoke to a “production source” that claims the 84-year-old has been accused of inappropriate conduct and Netflix has launched an investigation to seek out out what occurred earlier than deciding on additional motion.
The specifics appear to be that Langella cracked an inappropriate sexual joke and that in his efficiency he touched a feminine co-star on the leg and mentioned “did you like that?” Netflix is tight-lipped, merely saying that “we do not comment on active employment matters” and Langella’s representatives are additionally silent on the matter.
As that is being handled internally we might by no means know what really went down on set or what sanctions, if any, will likely be levelled towards Langella. However, these concerned clearly thought-about the incident critical sufficient to launch a full investigation.
Whatever else occurs, it doesn’t seem to have affected the manufacturing of the present as Langella wasn’t scheduled to shoot any scenes this week.
Langella hasn’t confronted any prior accusations of this nature, although he’s recognized for being pretty sexually open. In 2012 he printed Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them, a tell-all about his encounters with a few of the most well-known names in Hollywood that the New York Times Book Review described as “being flirted with for a whole party by the hottest person in the room” and famous his behavior of dropping soiled jokes.
More on this investigation as we hear it.