Fred Savage accusers claim "dark" sexual misconduct on Wonder Years reboot

Los Angeles, California - Fred Savage has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by his former colleagues from The Wonder Years reboot.

Fred Savage has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by his former colleagues from The Wonder Years reboot.
Fred Savage has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by his former colleagues from The Wonder Years reboot.  © Collage: ALBERTO E. RODRIGUEZ / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter released new, dark details regarding the former child star's abrupt firing two months ago.

Per the outlet, six unnamed crew workers from the show have now come forward to give their accounts of the 46-year-old's inappropriate behavior towards women on set.

According to the report, the anonymous group of women claimed they "saw two very different sides of Savage: a charismatic, seemingly supportive colleague and a far darker, angrier alter ego."

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They further remarked that The Princess Bride star "could flip to the latter persona in an instant and in such moments ... his eyes would go dead.'"

One woman maintained that Savage never behaved inappropriately in front of the cast or execs, as they were only privy to "his absolute perfect, best face."

Another account from a female crew member alleged that Savage "put his mouth on mine very forcefully" during a night out with the crew at a local bar.

Yet, crew members became even more "concerned" after a younger female employee allegedly moved into Savage's Atlanta home, where she was reportedly showered by gifts from him and the two discussed what they "would do together in the future."

The unnamed young woman allegedly told others she was "fearful" of Savage, and that he was "extremely controlling of her daily behaviors," "manipulative," and "erratic."

Fred Savage responds to allegations against him

Fred Savage was fired from The Wonder Years reboot after after allegations of inappropriate behavior on set came out.
Fred Savage was fired from The Wonder Years reboot after after allegations of inappropriate behavior on set came out.  © Jason Kempin / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Savage, who is best known for his role as Kevin Arnold in the original iteration of The Wonder Years, responded to the claims made against him.

"Since I was 6 years old, I have worked on hundreds of sets with thousands of people, and have always strived to contribute to an inclusive, safe and supportive work environment," he told the outlet in his defense.

He continued that he's "devastated" to learn that he "fell short" of these goals, but also maintained that some of the incidents reported "absolutely did not and could not have happened."

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"I will work to address and change any behavior that has negatively affected anyone, as nothing in this world is more important to me than being a supportive co-worker, friend, husband, father, and person," Savage concluded.

Yet, this isn't the first time the actor has been accused of similar behavior.

In 2018, the Chicago-based star was investigated after he allegedly yelled at and struck a female crew member on the set of Fox's The Grinder.

In 1993, a costumer from the original Wonder Years series filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the then-16-year-old Savage. The case was settled outside of court.

Cover photo: Collage: ALBERTO E. RODRIGUEZ / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

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