BULL SEX SCANDAL EXPLODES!
Fears Michael Weatherly’s facing ax as secret $9.5M payoff to co-star goes public
BULL star Michael Weatherly’s job is on the line following the bombshell revelation CBS bigwigs paid his co-star Eliza Dushku a staggering $9.5 million to hush up his sexual harassment behavior and claims she was fired for confronting him!
“CBS is getting tons of pressure from activists’ groups to fire Michael,” spills an insider. “Everyone is talking about it, and people think it’s inevitable he will be fired.
“Eliza was the victim. Michael made totally inappropriate remarks about spanking her, soliciting a threesome, taking her into his ‘rape van’ and commenting on her appearance, often in front of cast and crew.
“He’s apologized, but it may not be enough to save his neck.”
Weatherly, 50, left the hit NCIS, where he played Navy Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo, after 13 seasons in 2016 to be the star of the legal drama Bull. Around that time, he was also busted for DUI, got three years probation and was sent to an alcohol program. Now, friends are worried the scandal could spend him into a boozy spiral.
Dushku, 38, who’d been
on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and in the flick Wrong Turn, joined Bull in March to play a defense attorney. She was Weatherly’s romantic interest for three episodes — with the idea she might come onboard permanently.
Soon after joining the show, Weatherly began making cracks in front of the cast and crew that left her embarrassed and humiliated, says a source.
On a day she was wearing a suit, he said “Here comes legs,” says the source
Another time, he said he’d “bend her over his leg and spank her,” says the source.
Weatherly later claimed it was “meant as a joke” and was a line from a Cary Grant movie, says the source.
After she made a “three fingers” gesture in a scene, she says Weatherly got laughs from the crew saying she wanted to have a threesome with him and another actor.
No laughing matter
That prompted a crew member to later approach her and say he wanted to be part of the menage — leaving her feeling “disgusted and violated,” says a source.
During the shooting of a scene with a windowless van, she says Weatherly said he’d take her into his “rape van” which had a supply of sex toys inside, says the source.
remark to her,
responded by asking why she didn’t report the guy. Weatherly then texted CBS TV Studios President David Stapf he wanted to talk about Dushku’s sense of humor, and shortly after, she was fired.
“Within days of confronting Mr. Weatherly, Ms. Dushku was written off the show,” says the source.
Weatherly insists he “didn’t tell anyone how they should do their job regarding the hiring or firing of anybody.”
But she was given $9.5 million and agreed to remain silent on the matter.
Now that the story’s surfaced, Weatherly is in the line of fire — despite support from some of his cast and crewmates.
“There have been a lot of hushed talks behind closed doors,” says the source. “There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind Michael could be facing the chopping block, and a lot of people think he deserves it.”
Former NCIS star Weatherlyis in hot water — and could be on the choppingblock — now that his inappropriate behavior has been made public
Dushku felt violated by her leading man’s constant cracks,source spills After complaining about Weatherly’s sexual antics, Eliza Dushku was booted from the show