Former The Chi star Tiffany Boone is speaking out for the first time since her co-star Jason Mitchell was dropped from the hit series for sexual harassment allegations.
The actress shared a photo of a handwritten note on Instagram, thanking fans for their support.
“I’ve never spent a lot of time on social media but I wanted everyone that has sent me positivity over the last few weeks to know – I FELT IT,“ she wrote Monday. ”I am so appreciative of all the love, prayers, and support. I love you! I thank you!”
News of Mitchell’s dismissal from the show went public last month after Boone chose to leave because of his alleged conduct. According to reports, the harassment had allegedly become so bad on The Chi set that Boone’s fiancé, Dear White People actor Marque Richardson, had to come on set when she shot scenes with Mitchell.
The show’s creator Lena Waithe even had to call into The Breakfast Club syndicated radio show to defend how she handled the situation.
“My biggest regret is that I wish I would have said forget that and not trusted anybody to do my job. I wish I would have reached out to Tiffany [Boone] on my own and been like, ‘Yo, what’s going on? What can I do?’”
Other actresses on the series have reportedly had issues with Mitchell as well, and showrunner Ayanna Floyd recently told The Hollywood Reporter that “ultimately, everyone was well aware of Jason’s behavior and his multiple HR cases.”
Mitchell was also dropped by his agent and an upcoming lead role in Netflix’s western flick, Desperado.
He has yet to speak publicly.