Bryan Fuller, creator of Hannibal, Push daisies And American Godswas among other things sued this week for sexual harassment Queer out of fear Producer Sam Wineman, who claims that Fuller – who served as director and executive producer on the AMC Networks/Shudder docuseries – sexually assaulted him “multiple times” during the show’s production. Fuller repeatedly pushed his penis into Wineman’s buttocks under the guise of a back massage and was “primarily preoccupied with masturbation,” Wineman alleges in his lawsuit.
The hostile work environment that Fuller allegedly created included verbal harassment as well as retaliation against Wineman in the form of silent treatment Sabotage of shots and finally the firing of Wineman, which he said came four weeks after the director’s conduct was reported.
Fuller’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, vehemently denied the allegations To deadlinethat “a malicious prosecution lawsuit is aimed directly at this [Wineman] coming soon.”
“Make no mistake, Sam Wineman is being sued for defamation based on statements that are 100 percent likely to be false,” the lawyer said, adding: “Sam Wineman has just made the biggest mistake of his life and once the evidence comes to light, “He will forever be known as a pathological liar.” The Daily Beast has reached out to Freedman for comment.
But now two of Wineman’s employees are standing up for him. Jordan Crucchiola, Associate Producer at Queer out of fear and both have spoken out on X (formerly Twitter) in support of Wineman, with whom they were reportedly in contact when the alleged harassment occurred.
“I was an associate producer on Queer out of fearbefore my name was removed from the credits for several months in 2021,” said Jordan Crucchiola, Associate Producer at Queer out of fear, Posted. “And I was present or informed in real time about what Bryan Fuller is accused of in this lawsuit. I support Sam if he tells the truth.”
“Make no mistake: all of the time-stamped text messages exchanged between me and Sam for months during the production of the docuseries will provide more than sufficient evidence that we discussed Fuller’s behavior when it occurred. Constant,” She added.
“I heard from Sam in real time as these things happened to him. “I stand firmly by my friend and collaborator,” added composer Andrew Scott Bell, who said his score was ultimately removed from the final series. “We have to stand up to the monsters.”
The Daily Beast has reached out to Bell, Crucchiola and AMC Networks for comment.