Jason Mitchell is being dropped from his starring role on Showtime's hit series, The Chi and upcoming projects. He was then dropped from UTA and Authentic, and it was announced that he was being dropped from The Chi. Mitchell also appeared in the films Kong: Skull Island, Mudbound and Detroit; his other TV roles include Forever, Major Crimes and Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams.
ET has reached out to Mitchell, Netflix and Showtime for comment.
The stunning turnaround comes after Mitchell has been in high demand since his breakout role in the 2015 film "Straight Outta Compton", in which he played NWA member Eazy-E.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tiffany Boone, the actress who plays Jerrika on The Chi was among several actresses on the show who had issues with Mitchell. Mitchell stars as Brandon, an up-and-coming chef who starts his own food truck.
A rep at Good Universe confirmed his departure from the Netflix film, Deadline reported. While the streaming service did not return requests for comment, sources told THR that three actresses (Nasim Pedrad, Anna Camp and Robbie Amell) on that project had complaints about Jason Mitchell as well. UTA and Authentic both also confirmed that he was removed, but did not release statements. Deadline reported that it happened away from the set.
Despite multiple complaints of harassment, it had allegedly become so bad on The Chi set that Boone's fiancé, Dear White People actor Marque Richardson, had to come on set when she shot scenes with Mitchell.