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Clayne Crawford wishes 'Lethal Weapon' well after Seann William Scott casting

15 May 2018, 07:16 | Myron Mathis

Richard Foreman FOX Crawford on 'Lethal Weapon'

The Warner Bros. Television drama remains firmly on the bubble and should an actor sign on to replace him could potentially return for a third season

Additionally, Wayans claimed that Crawford hit an actor in the mouth with a bottle of green tea and busted his mouth open.

Among a series of tweets, he also shared a photo of a sticker posted to a pillar on the Warner Bros. lot where the show is filmed, which reads "Clayne Crawford is an emotional terrorist" over an image of the actor.

After Fox hired Seann William Scott of American Pie "fame" to replace the ousted Clayne Crawford in TV's Lethal Weapon due to a history of "bad behaviour", it would have seemed the drama would die down.

Adding some truth to the reported actions of Crawford, the actor apologized for a pair of incidents although the details of which were vague at best but it did appear he noted once instance in where Wayans was injured by shrapnel during shooting a scene that Crawford was directing.

Two years ago when Clayne Crawford was first cast to play Martin Riggs in Fox's TV adaptation of Lethal Weapon - the very same role that helped make Mel Gibson a household name - the actor was a relative unknown. In the wake of the announcement Sunday, at least one of the shows remaining stars, Damon Wayans (Roger Murtaugh), isn't shedding any tears - more like the opposite. Wayans captioned the photo, "Since @warnerbrostv is not defending me at all. here's another photo of images other people were posting in and around the lot".

"Wayans ended his tweetstorm by saying Crawford has a "file of infractions" and used the hashtag "#releasethetapes", further insinuating that Warner Bros. may have more evidence it's not sharing with the public.


Crawford took to Instagram to congratulate his former cast-mates on the news of the new season, writing: "To my cast and crew - CONGRATULATIONS on season 3!" Damon is blaming him for a lack of safety measures on set. Hopefully, they won't pull a Smallville though and fans will get to see Ben McKenzie's young Bruce Wayne actually become Batman - and no, I will not accept that rubber mask atrocity of a costume he wore recently as him being Batman. My heart is full.

Crawford initially offered a rebuttal, claiming unsafe and unprofessional working conditions had frayed tempers (via THR), but eventually he took to Instagram to apologise and wish the show and its cast and crew well as he seemingly resigned himself to his fate.

In his apology, Crawford detailed the two incidents that ultimately led to his eventual firing.

The news comes days after Crawford was sacked from the Fox series following alleged bad behavior on set.

He continued, "I met with Human Resources, I apologized for my part of the conflict, and I completed studio-appointed therapy. Good Luck next season!"

In response to angry fans flooding his Twitter feed over Crawford's firing, Wayans set his account private over the weekend.



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