Clooney Accused of Blacklisting ‘ER’ Actress After She Made Sexual Harassment Allegations

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• October 13, 2017 4:57 pm


George Clooney's former colleague on the hit show "ER," actress Vanessa Marquez, accused him on Friday of helping "blacklist" her after she went to the show's producer with claims of crew members' sexual and racial harassment.

The actress had accused actor Eriq La Salle and other crew members of sexual harassment, calling them "pussy grabbers." She further said she was subject to racial abuse from Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, and Julianna Margulies for her Mexican heritage, Page Six reported.

Marquez retweeted a story on Tuesday, showing Clooney had spoken out against Harvey Weinstein's allegations, with her comment, "B.S." She further said Clooney "helped blacklist" her from work in Hollywood after she came forward about her harassment allegations.

Marquez continued the fight on Twitter, Friday, calling out her harassers before explaining she had reported her claims to "ER" producer John Wells.

Clooney had denounced Weinstein's behavior, describing his alleged actions as "indefensible," and also noting he had no idea what the movie mogul was up to behind closed doors. The initial investigative report from the New York Times, released last week, disclosed the sexual harassment allegations stretched nearly three decades, and Weinstein had settled claims with at least eight women over that time. Since the initial report, the New Yorker also revealed additional details of the women who have spoken out against the Hollywood mogul. While Clooney and some other powerful figures in Hollywood have said they had "no idea" what Weinstein was up to, many have said, in contrast, his behavior was an "open secret."