A.J. Calloway And ‘Extra’ Part Ways After Sexual Assault Investigation
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Warner Bros. Television will part ways with Extra host A.J. Calloway.

Variety reports that Calloway, who was suspended back in February as Warner Bros. TV, investigated multiple sexual assault claims, reached a mutual agreement with the company over his departure.

“The company has investigated the claims made into Mr. Calloway’s conduct and he and the company have mutually agreed to part ways,” a Warner Bros. rep told the publication. Further details about the agreement are unknown.

Author and activist Sil Lai Abrams accused Calloway of sexual assault in 2006, but the case was later dismissed “on procedural grounds.”

She continued to speak out about the alleged assault in a profile with The Hollywood Reporter, which also included a rape allegation against Russell Simmons.

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Calloway has denied the allegations and his attorney Lisa E. Davis previously stated, “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.”

However, Abrams told The Daily Beast earlier this year that multiple women reached out to following her interview with The Hollywood Reporter to accuse Calloway of sexual assault.

“I emailed Blake Bryant, the head of publicity at Warner Bros. Television—the same guy who Kim Masters reached out to when she was working on her piece for The Hollywood Reporter—asking him why they haven’t issued any statements. I let him know that I’d spoken with multiple women and there are multiple alleged victims of A.J. I was thinking, Warner Bros. has got to say something. I mean, what are they going to do? I got no response.”

Prior to working on Extra, Calloway was the original host on BET’s 106 & Park.


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