Jason Mitchell Fired From ‘The Chi’ and New Netflix Film+Dropped By Management Agency Over Misconduct Allegations

Posted May 20, 2019

image via Jason Mitchell Instagram

Actor Jason Mitchell, who fans know from the hit series ‘The Chi‘ and also for portraying the role of Eazy E in the NWA biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ has been fired from his role on the popular Showtime series as well as other projects due to misconduct allegations.

The rising star was also fired from the Netflix movie ‘Desperados,’ where he was set to play the lead role. Additionally he was let go from his agency, UTA; management company, Authentic Talent & Literary Management.

According to Deadline:

the dismissal from dramedy Desperados, a Good Universe production for Netflix, came first. The decision was made after the producers had received information about an alleged off-set incident. The incident was investigated immediately and thoroughly, leading to Mitchell’s termination..

A rep for Good Universe confirmed Mitchell has left the movie, declining further comment.

Mitchell was also quickly fired by UTA and Authentic. (Reps for both companies confirmed to Deadline that Mitchell is no longer a client but would not comment further.)

I hear word of the incident involving the actor then reached producers of Showtime drama The Chi, recently picked up for a third season, on which Mitchell plays a lead. In light of the seriousness of the allegations, I hear the studio, Fox 21 TV Studios, opted not to pick up Mitchell’s option for next season.

Reps for Fox 21 and Showtime confirmed to Deadline that Mitchell would not continue on The Chi beyond its current second season, declining further comment. I hear the actor had previously been involved in an inappropriate behavior incident on the show, which had been resolved.

Mitchell, an in-demand actor following his breakout role in Straight Outta Compton, was investigated for assault in 2016 when a woman publicly accused him of slamming her to the ground in a Boston hotel.

‘The Chi’ was recently renewed for a third season as we previously confirmed. No word on how this will impact his character on the show or if he will be written out of the series.

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