Fuller House creator Jeff Franklin has found himself in a lawsuit against his former co-executive producer Bryan Behar. Franklin was booted off the show after he was accused of “verbally abusing staffers and making inappropriate remarks,” according to Deadline.
However, now, Franklin says Behar was “resentful” of his success on the show. Additionally, his legal team claims that resentment is what led Franklin to be fired from the Full House reboot.
“Motivated by a secret hatred of Franklin and hoping to take his place someday as showrunner, Behar concocted a plan to compile unflattering and distasteful information about Franklin that was either fabricated or twisted versions of events and presented it first to the media and then to Warner Brothers in an effort to get Franklin thrown off Fuller House,” the complaint says.
Following Franklin’s dismissal, Behar, along with Steve Baldikoski were then made executive producers of the show.
“Franklin is informed and believes, and based thereon alleges, that Behar began plotting a scheme against Franklin by secretly keeping a self-described ‘little black book’ in which he would regularly write down anything Franklin said or did that could possibly be twisted into something negative and unprofessional to use against Franklin,” the suit says.
“Indeed, based on information and belief, it appears Behar took real encounters with Franklin and distorted them to create false narratives that painted Franklin as sexist and unprofessional.”
One of the accusations in question brings up an instance where Franklin allegedly urged the female writers to show up to his home in bikinis for a “thank you” party. However, as reported by Deadline, the new lawsuit suggests Franklin instead gave women the option of bringing a swimsuit if they wanted to take a swim in his pool.
Additionally, the lawsuit suggests Behar took advantage of the #MeToo movement in order to gain support from Warner Brothers.
You can read the suit if you wish to do so here.
This is not the first time Fuller House has been in some hot water, legally. About a month ago, Lori Loughlin, who plays Aunt Becky on both the original show and the reboot, was was one of dozens of wealthy parents who were charged in the nationwide scandal involving college entrance exams.
As previously reported, Loughlin was booted off the show as a result of the accusations.
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