Damon Wayans Alleges Clayne Crawford Caused On-Set 'Lethal Weapon' Injury, 'Relished in Making Females Cry'
By Antoinette Bueno
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Looks like there's definitely no love lost between Damon Wayans and his ex Lethal Weapon co-star, Clayne Crawford.
Earlier this month, Crawford was fired from the hit series after it was revealed that he was reprimanded twice for his on-set behavior. Lethal Weapon has since been renewed for a third season at Fox, with American Pie star Seann William Scott taking over Crawford's role as rough-around-the-edges cop, Martin Riggs, opposite Wayans' straight-laced Roger Murtaugh.
On Monday night, Wayans responded to fans upset that the role of Riggs has been recast in a series of tweets that have since been deleted. Wayans alleged that Crawford was responsible for a bloody on-set injury he suffered during an episode Crawford directed, and shared a video. In the video, an explosion takes place behind the 57-year-old actor, and he later clutches his head in pain.
"How does the shrapnel from this hit me on the opposite side of the head? #directedby@claynecrawford," Wayans then wrote alongside a picture of his bloody gash on the back of his head, adding that he got no apology from his co-star.
Wayans also alleged that Crawford hit another actor in the mouth with a bottle.
“He hit another actor in the mouth with a bottle of green tea and busted his mouth open," he tweeted. "@lancehenriksen a white man!!! #notanaccident #knowyourfacts!"
Wayans later posted a photo of a printout he said crew members on the show displayed around the set, reading, "Clayne Crawford Is An Emotional Terrorist" alongside Crawford's picture.
“Since @warnerbrostv is not defending me at all.. here’s another photo of images other people were posting in and around the lot," he tweeted. "Not me! He became UNINSURABLE! Relished in making female cry. And stuck fear in cast and crew. #dontblameme.”
“Bye to TWITTER and the weirdos who don’t understand set decor and privilege it is to do what we do," Wayans added. "Put up with this two seasons. Kiss the dark side of my a** if you don’t understand it wasn’t just me. @ClayneCrawford has a file of infractions. @WarnerBrosENT #releasethetapes.”
Wayans has since deleted his entire Twitter account.
ET has reached out to Crawford's agent for comment, and Fox is not commenting.
In a statement before Crawford was officially fired, the 40-year-old actor addressed two specific on-set incidents for which he was reprimanded for, including the incident with Wayans -- though he didn't name the actor at the time.
“The second reprimand came during an episode I was directing," he wrote. "An actor on set felt unsafe because a piece of shrapnel from an effect hit him. It was an unfortunate event that happened in spite of all safety precautions and procedures being followed. I take responsibility for the incident because I was in charge of the set.”
"I am incredibly sorry if my passion for doing good work has ever made anyone feel less than comfortable on our set, or feel less than celebrated for their efforts," he added. " ... I take great pride in treating everyone in life with dignity and kindness.”
On Monday, Crawford congratulated the Lethal Weapon cast and crew on being renewed for a third season, though he would no longer be a part of the show.
"To my cast and crew - CONGRATULATIONS on season 3!" he wrote. "To the Fans - Thank you for the overwhelming support and love. Riggs was a dream role and the experience will live with me forever. My heart is full. Good Luck nxt season!!"