A.J. Calloway has been suspended from his hosting job with Extra as new allegations of sexual misconduct against him are investigated. Here's a statement shared by producer Warner Bros. Television:
That statement from Warner Bros. Television was shared with The Hollywood Reporter. The outlet also released a response to A.J. Calloway's suspension from his attorney, Lisa E. Davis:
The suspension is happening after two more women came forward with their stories in a recent report by The Daily Beast. One of the women said she reported her claim to the police in December. The Hollywood Reporter had shared a story back in June from Sil Lai Abrams, who accused A.J. Calloway of sexual assault in 2006. Per that story, he was arrested but his case was dismissed on procedural grounds.
Since then, Sil Lai Abrams told The Daily Beast she was contacted by other women with sexual misconduct allegations against A.J. Calloway. She put the count at 10 women, including herself. Two other women shared stories with the news site, but they wished to remain anonymous. As Abrams told The Daily Beast:
Now there is a response from Warner Bros. Television, suspending A.J. Calloway from Extra while they investigate. Calloway could be reinstated in his job, pending the investigation results.
This is just the latest report of a TV/film star being suspended (and in some cases fired) for specific allegations. From The Flash showrunner to The Chew co-host, and MTV's Catfish to Fox News -- and even CBS's CEO Les Moonves -- stories keep coming out and investigations usually follow. In the case of Chris Hardwick, AMC suspended then reinstated him after reviewing the information they had available.
Extra fans will have to wait and see what happens with this investigation. A.J. Calloway has co-hosted Extra since 2008 and, along with the show, has won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Entertainment News Program. According to his Extra bio, in his spare time, he's "a laid-back guy who enjoys traveling and relaxing on the beach with his wife and three children."
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