Actors Kevin Harrigan, Seth Green, Josh Hutcherson, and Jason Bateman have been fired by the popular hit comedy show “Big Bang” after a “gender sensitivity incident” at a New York City restaurant, the cast said Monday.
The incident came after the actors were filmed drinking and dancing on the set of their latest episode.
The actors, who all have been nominated for Emmy Awards, said the incident happened after they were asked to perform at a restaurant in Manhattan.
“I was really shocked and disappointed by this, but I was not going to let it define me.
We are a team and we will do better,” Harrigan said in a statement released by his production company.
Green said he is “disappointed in the behavior of the cast and crew and is disappointed in myself for being a part of it.”
He said he will “step down from the show” immediately.
“It is time for me to focus on my family,” he said in the statement.
Bateman, who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of a young man on “Big Brother,” said the “gender-sensitive incident” was “an unfortunate and unfortunate event.”
“It was an unfortunate incident and I am truly sorry for the impact it has had on the entire cast and the cast of ‘Big Brother,'” he said.
“As a performer and a human being, I want to make it clear that I fully support all of our cast and crews, and my sincere apologies to everyone involved.”
The cast said the episode aired Monday night, and the episode was pulled after a second complaint was made by a patron.
The group of actors tweeted a statement saying they will donate all profits from the episode to “Women’s Rights Organizations.”
Harrigan was asked if he thought the incident would affect his performance on the show.
“Absolutely not, because I think I can continue to work on the series,” he told “The View.”
Bateman and Hutcherton were the first of the two to be fired.
“We feel like we have been unfairly and unfairly treated,” said Green, who also received a Golden Glove Award for “Biggest Loser.”
“I am very disappointed in the way we were treated.
The only reason I feel like I am getting a little emotional right now is because we have gotten to the point where it is no longer appropriate to be in the situation we were in,” he added.
Batemen was booed at one point, and then a producer told him to keep quiet.
“You were booed for a minute, and we had to pull you off the set and you were booing again,” he recalled the producer saying.
“He then said, ‘You are going to have to leave, because we don’t want any more of this.'”
The cast’s statement said they will also donate $2 million from the remaining episodes of the series to “a local nonprofit that helps women who have experienced sexual assault.”