"An insider pointed to the significant number of women who have left the show over the past couple of years including actresses who played major characters. Men also have been publicly bullied on set, with at least one male cast member getting abruptly written off after Alarr screamed at him in front of cast and crew. According to a source close to the situation, the verbal attack happened after the actor had gotten a hair trim, which he apologized for even though he wasn't on contract at the time, meaning he was not obligated to maintain his appearance, and his character had not been on the show recently."
Been trying to remember which actors have left the show in the past couple years. I come up with:
Allie Will Sonny Abigail Ciara Philip (Jay) Craig Nancy Sarah on and off Who else?
I wouldn't be surprised if Jay is the one who got a hair trim while he was presumed dead. I also wouldn't be surprised if being treated poorly is at least in part the reason Jay won't return.
That said, I don't know if these allegations are true or false and am willing to keep an open mind.
I will say, from what I do know, in the most vague way possible... the allegations are true.
I thought the hair trim guy might be Tanner Stine, who had long hair as Joey on Beyond Salem and then came to the main show with shorter hair and then stopped being shown... but I dunno. I've seen speculation it could be Brandon Beemer, too. I believe JKJ was on contract the whole time he was back, so I don't think it's him, unless it has to do with the lag between Last Blast Reunion and him coming back to the show.
I do think Linsey Godfrey's exits have been tied to this. And I'm pretty sure the woman in the bed situation was either Martha or Arianne. This guy needs to be gone yesterday.
Oh my God... I've been reading up about this scandal for the last couple of days now and it's beyond awful. It makes me sick. Those poor women. And apparently Albert also directed a homophobic slur at Judi Evans while she was on set one day in front of everybody, which is beyond disturbing. That lady has been through utter hell the last few years and he has the gall to openly disrespect her like that? I don't know... the more time passes, the more I think that this is going to be a scandal unlike anything Days has ever dealt with before and if Ken Corday/Peacock/Sony/somebody doesn't do something soon, this could cause severe irreparable damage to the show's legacy.
Post by André DiMera on Aug 5, 2023 7:52:36 GMT -5
Deadline is reporting that Albert Alarr has been fired, and will be replaced by Janet Spellman-Drucker, who has been with the show in varying capacities since 1984. The article also included a message from Ken Corday to the cast and crew of Days.
KEN CORDAY'S NOTE TO THE CAST & CREW OF "DAYS OF OUR LIVES"... Deadline posted the exact note that Ken Corday just emailed to the entire cast & crew of "Days of Our Lives": Here is Corday’s note:
Dear Days Cast and Crew, Effective immediately, Janet Drucker will be elevated to co-executive producer of Days of Our Lives, replacing Albert Alarr, who will be exiting his role. Moving forward, we will be implementing additional HR protocols, including an increased HR presence as well as channels for reporting any concerns. It is imperative that we have a safe and inclusive workplace environment.
Production will resume, as planned, on Monday with new leadership in place. As a reminder, we still have a pre-planned hiatus set for the week of August 14th.
I can't believe in this day and age people still feel it's okay to act vile towards actors who are trying to make a living. I hope that now that Alarr is gone, the cast can be relieved and Corday holds up to his promise that there will be new safeguards and HR on the set.