FILE - This April 10, 2019 file photo shows Jason Mitchell at "The Chi" FYC Event in Los Angeles. MTV is cutting Mitchell from contention at next month’s MTV Movie & TV Awards following reports of alleged misconduct by “The Chi” actor. In a statement Wednesday, May 29, MTV said Mitchell was removed as a nominee for best performance in a show in light of recent developments. The channel did not expand on the statement. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Waithe wishes she'd done more on 'Chi' misconduct reports

May 31, 2019 - 3:36 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lena Waithe, creator of Showtime's "The Chi," says she should have intervened more aggressively about allegations of misconduct by the show's star Jason Mitchell.

Waithe said on syndicated radio show "The Breakfast Club" Thursday that she took some measures including major staffing changes when he heard complaints about Mitchell from co-star Tiffany Boone after the show's first season.

But Waithe says that when the complaints remerged, she allowed human resources to handle the problem and wishes she had solved the problems herself.

No details have been revealed about Mitchell's alleged misconduct.

Mitchell has been removed from the show and other projects. There was no immediate reply Friday to a request for comment from an attorney listed as his representative.

Waithe has declined an interview request from The Associated Press.

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