Clayne Crawford kept quiet for weeks after his public ousting from Lethal Weapon, but the silent treatment is over.
Fox and Warner Bros. gave Crawford the boot after the second season of the hit show following a series of reports documenting his terrible on-set behavior, including spats with co-star Damon Wayans. He publicly apologized in April, but was ousted weeks later.
In an interview on the Drinkin’ Bros podcast, he gives his side of the story. Crawford says he called McG, the pilot’s director and said, "I was like, ‘What the f-k is this? This is obviously Damon Wayans putting this s—t out here.'"
McG advised that he call Peter Roth, the head of Warner Bros. TV. "He said, 'Clayne, I can't promise you that I can save your job, but what I can tell you is that you have to make a public announcement apologizing, publicly, to Damon Wayans,'" Crawford said. "I was like, "What the fu—? I was like, ‘Peter, why would I apologize publicly because he and I had a riff on set?' And he's like, 'Clayne, that statement alone tells me you don't want to come back.'"
His family told him he couldn’t apologize because Wayans made life "miserable" for him on the show. Crawford also said he knew of the tapes of him yelling at the first AD on-set (later leaked to Variety) because crewmembers had tried to blackmail him with them anytime he had an issue with Wayans.
Crawford says he never heard that he was fired from the show from Warner Bros., but instead learned of his fate via social media.