Warner Brothers have officially suspended Extra co-host A.J. Calloway. Multiple allegations of sexual misconduct have come out against him, and while the studio dives into an investigation, Calloway will be off-screen.
The Hollywood Reporter was first to break the news of his suspension. Allegations first came to light last June when Sil Lai Abrams went public with her story about the TV personality. She originally wrote about the assault in her memoir in 2006, but at the time she did not name names. However, in her #METOO report in June, she did mention Calloway. At the time he went on record to state the allegations against him were false, and he would continue to work with authorizes to prove he was not at fault.
In January two to other women joined her in their quest to let the truth about Calloway. The Daily Beast broke that story, including sharing one of the women filed a police investigation with the New Orange Police Department In New Jersey.
Longtime Extra host A.J. Calloway has been suspended after several women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct,
. The host previously has denied any wrongdoing.
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Calloway’s suspension went into effect immediately. Despite the new development, the Extra co-host maintains his innocence. His lawyer Lisa E. Davis released a statement on behalf of her client to The Hollywood Reporter once his suspension became public.
“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,” she shared. The TV host has not yet responded himself to news he will not be hosting the magazine show while Warner Brothers investigate the allegations against him.
Speaking of the studio that owns Extra, a rep for Warner Brothers TV gave their statement regarding the investigation and allegations against Calloway.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 28, 2018
“To date, we have found nothing to suggest that Mr. Calloway has ever engaged in workplace misconduct. 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,” Warner Brothers shared.
A.J. Calloway has been suspended from Extra, as the story of misconduct allegations of him continues to unfold. Warner Brothers will likely make their findings public and announce his future with the show once they completed their formal inquiry, so stay tuned.