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Actress Charlene Yi alleges abuse on set of Time Bandits

Paramount Television Studios is responding to complaints from actor Charlene Yi about abuse experienced on the set of Time Bandits which is set to be released by Apple TV in July.

The studio released a statement to USA Today that it “conducted a full investigation” and said that “additional steps were taken to address concerns.”

Yi who identifies as queer and uses the pronouns “they/them” said on Instagram just yesterday that “Being physically assaulted on Time Bandits’ set and the media creating a convenient narrative that upholds the oppressor. Cancel culture doesn’t exist. Esp for abusers with power, like men and white ppl. But retaliation and blacklisting exists for women/femmes/trans/gnc, BIPOC, and neurodivergent folx-esp ones who are survivors abuse and are not silent.”

They first brought up the alleged incident 18 months ago with Yi leaving the production halfway through the production schedule of the 10-episode series.

They originally said on Instagram last Wednesday that “my abuser pressed his body on me from behind, to the point I had to dig my feet into the ground to keep my stance during rehearsals and filming. I tried to shove him off. and he pushed down harder, and harder, til I felt my lower back compress, sending sharp pains through my whole body. I went into shock and denial.”

A source told The Hollywood Reporter that following Yi’s complaints, several people were interviewed, but the complaints could not be collaborated.

“The safety of our cast and crew is very important to us, and we take all concerns that are raised to us very seriously. While all investigations are confidential and we cannot comment on specifics, additional steps were taken to address concerns,” Paramount set in a statement.

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