Frankie Shaw, creator of the Showtimes series SMILF has been accused of misconduct on set, and inappropriately handling sex scenes.
According to Vulture, the allegations involve claims that Shaw was inappropriate while filming sex scenes and that the show separated writers within its writers room by race.
Actress Samara Weaving is leaving the show after claiming her contract was breached while filming a sex scene for the second season. Weaving is also alleging that her contract was breached last year while filming a sex scene and that Shaw insisted that the crew keep the video monitors even though the set was suppose to be closed.
It is also being reported that writers were separated by race and that several complaints were made by staffers about it. These complaints are now being investigated by ABC Studios who produces SMILF.
In a statement released through her attorney, Shaw expressed:
“I work daily to create an environment in which everyone should feel safe, and in which I can continue to grow as a leader and manager. I am now and always have been open to hearing and addressing all concerns and issues that fall within my control. It pains me to learn that anyone felt uncomfortable on my set. I sincerely hope we can work together to resolve any and all issues, as I am committed to creating a workplace in which all people feel safe and heard.”
Back in February, SMILF made national news after City Council Ed Flynn released a statement in regards to the title of the show (SMILF stands for Single Mother I’d Like to F*ck) and to how the people of South Boston are portrayed.