“F. Murray Abraham Apologizes After Sexual Misconduct Allegations and Firing from “Mythic Quest”
Actor F. Murray Abraham has apologized after being terminated from the Apple TV+ series “Mythic Quest” in April 2022. The termination resulted from two allegations of sexual misconduct against the actor, who has apologized for his actions, acknowledging that he made “jokes, nothing more” that “upset some of my colleagues.” The actor hopes his co-stars will forgive him following the allegations, saying, “This is a sincere and deeply felt apology.”
Earlier this week, Abraham’s on-set behavior raised at least two concerns, leading to a warning following the first incident and being told to stay away from the show’s actresses. The second incident prompted his firing, which was brought to the attention of creator and star Rob McElhenney.
Lionsgate, the production studio behind “Mythic Quest,” confirmed the actor’s exit between the show’s second and third seasons. The studio takes “allegations of misconduct seriously and investigate[s] them thoroughly” but does not discuss personnel actions.
Abraham played C.W. Longbottom, the game’s head writer, in the show’s first two seasons. Unfortunately, his character was diagnosed with a terminal illness before exiting the show. The show follows a fictional video game studio producing an online role-playing game called Mythic Quest.
Abraham, 83, won an Oscar for Best Actor in 1985 for his portrayal of Antonio Salieri in “Amadeus.” He has continued to appear in various projects, including Showtime’s “Homeland,” for which he received two Emmy nominations, Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis,” and the second season of “The White Lotus.”
The actor’s only upcoming project listed on IMDb is the thriller “Double Soul,” He stars alongside Danny Glover, Paz Vega, and Julian Sands, who went missing in January while hiking California’s Mt. Baldy.