Actor Fred Savage called the assault and harassment accusations against him “absolutely untrue” in a statement released Wednesday, according to Fox News.
“I was made aware that a woman working in the costume department of a show I was on almost three years ago has claimed that I treated her harshly on set simply because she was a woman,” the 41-year-old actor explained.
“These accusations are completely without merit and absolutely untrue,” he added. “Fox conducted an extensive internal investigation into her claims, a process in which I fully participated. After concluding a thorough investigation, Fox determined that there was absolutely no evidence to support these accusations. None of her claims could be substantiated because they did not happen.”
The comments come after TMZ reported a former wardrobe person at Fox, Youngjoo Hwang, filed a lawsuit against Savage for allegedly attacking her and demonstrating a “pattern of harassment and verbal abuse” against her and other female coworkers on the set of the show “The Grinder” in 2015.
21st Century Fox also released a statement that its internal investigation found “no evidence of wrongdoing.”
“Fox takes all allegations of improper conduct very seriously,” a spokesperson for the company shared. “We conducted a thorough investigation into these allegations and found no evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of Mr. Savage. We will vigorously defend against these unfounded claims.”