AJ Calloway Suspended From Extra Following Claims Of Sexual Misconduct
Extra host, A.J. Calloway, has been suspended from the television program following multiple women accusing him of sexual assault. According to Complex, Warner Bros. Television confirmed their decision in a statement via The Hollywood Reporter. The statement said, "Upon becoming aware of allegations of sexual misconduct against A.J. Calloway, we began an internal review to determine whether there had been any misconduct by Mr. Calloway on Extra and whether any employee of the show had been the victim of any such misconduct. To date, we have found nothing to suggest that Mr. Calloway has ever engaged in workplace misconduct."
The network continued, "In light of additional allegations brought to our attention, we are expanding our ongoing inquiries, and Mr. Calloway has been suspended pending further review. We take such allegations very seriously and are committed to doing everything we can to ensure a safe and inclusive workplace for all of our employees."
As previously reported, a woman named Sil Lai Abrams accused Calloway of sexual assault in 2006. He was arrested, but his attorney told THR that the case was dismissed "on procedural grounds."
The Daily Beast also reported last month that two more women have accused Calloway of sexual misconduct. One of the women, who remained anonymous, said, "I'm terrified about coming forward. I don't want it to affect my future, everything that I've worked hard for—and A.J. is someone that would try to do that."
Calloway’s attorney, Lisa E. Davis, has issued a statement denying the claims of misconduct, saying, "Mr. Calloway maintains that these unsubstantiated allegations are patently false. He vehemently denies that he ever assaulted anyone and looks forward to clearing his name."