By Dan Heching For Dailymail. Her 'comeback' show only premiered this September, and it's already plagued with problems. Hunt, 65, has been accused by show writer Broti Gupta, who says that he hugged her twice from the side and then ran his hand up the side of her thigh in a parking area after a work event in early August.
Some time later, while on set, year-old Gupta alleges another instance of unwanted contact, wherein Hunt walked up to her while looking for something and took her 'by the shoulders and jerked her forward. Carol's Second Act co-executive producer Margee Magee, who was seated next to Gupta at the time, alleged she witnessed this second episode, and Gupta then told Magee that it wasn't the first time Hunt had been inappropriately physical with her. The two women then reported the issue to the showrunners, but Gupta specified that she did not want Hunt kicked off the show: 'I told them just my own personal code of ethics, which is that if there is space for education instead of punitive measures, then I believe in education,' she told the Times.
Raising concerns: Former Carol's Second Act co-executive producer Margee Magee, one of the women who left the show as a result of the alleged conduct and subsequent handling of said allegations. However, after raising their concerns, both Gupta and Magee claim they saw their professional responsibilities on set decreased, after they were barred from a rehearsal. Additionally, they claim they were no longer allowed to run revised jokes by the showrunners on the night of the show's taping, as had previously been the case.
While showrunners and CBS representatives maintain that these changes were implemented simply to reduce chaos on set and 'streamline their production process,' according to a CBS statement, both Gupta and Magee felt that they were expressly being kept apart from Hunt while on the job. Eventually, Gupta and then Magee left their jobs in light of the changes and disregard they said they felt after raising their concerns. Star vehicle: Carol's Second Act, about a mother and former teacher who embarks on a new career as a doctor, premiered in late September.
CBS agreed to pay them and said it 'supported their request to waive any contractual provisions that would prevent them from speaking about their experiences on the show. You are hereby cautioned not to engage in such behavior. Hunt and Heaton have been married since , and share four children. Latest Headlines U. Share this article Share.
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