Fred Savage has had a difficult time in the spotlight lately stemming from allegations of sexual assault and verbal harassment. Most recently, he was fired from ABC’s reboot of ”The Wonder Years” for “not aligning with the show’s values.” More information regarding Savage’s treatment of former crew members and staff on his productions have come to light.
It would appear that Savage would exhibit two personalities on set of “The Wonder Years.” For some the interactions were completely debilitating as he would treat any ”below-the-line employees who don’t have power.” The woman who made these allegations wished to remain anonymous for the sake of her safety and for fear that her career would be in danger.
“These men in charge know what the public is looking for and they know what words to use,” one unnamed woman states in the report. “We all felt supported by Fred. We truly thought he supported women. He told us he supported women. But this kind of support isn’t real.”
The reason she came forward was because she was worried about another crew member. She had seen the crew member (who was much younger than Savage) allegedly being controlled. She claims Savage was ”extremely controlling of her daily behaviors.” A witness saw woman confront Savage about the controlling behavior in an attempt to help a younger and more naive crew member. He proceeded to verbally harass her and belittle her.
“When he pulled me aside multiple times when he was verbally harassing me, his eyes would go dead,” the woman claimted, “[but then] he flips a switch and he’s Fred Savage.”
Another incident happened to another young crew member who was reportedly fired from ”The Wonder Years” production in 2021. In this case, despite their friendship being very platonic, she alleges he sexually assaulted her coming out of the women’s restroom in a bar.
“I started laughing, like, ‘What are you doing? This is a women’s bathroom,'” the second woman states in the report. He came at her with “just like, dead eyes” pushing her against the wall. “I said, ‘Please, don’t do this.’ I meant ruining the friendship. I was pleading, not from fear so much, but this was no going back… He put his mouth on mine very forcefully. He went for the top of my pants. I brushed him away. Then he put his mouth on mine again, grabbed my hand and pulled it on his groin area. I was pulling back. He stopped very angrily. I shoulder-checked him so I could get out.”
A response from Fred Savage and his team simply says: “Some incidents being reported… absolutely did not and could not have happened.”