NEW YORK — CBS is defending its handling of a sexual harassment claim against “Bull” drama series star Michael Weatherly.
CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said Wednesday that Weatherly “owned” his mistake and was apologetic and remorseful.
Last year, CBS reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement with actress Eliza Dushku after she alleged on-set sexual comments from Weatherly made her uncomfortable.
In renewing Weatherly’s series, CBS considered the totality of the actor’s long tenure at CBS, which included more than a decade on “NCIS,” Kahl said. There were no complaints about Weatherly before or after Dushku’s, he said.
Lynn Elber, The Associated Press