Jason Mitchell Will Not Return to Showtime's 'The Chi' Due to Misconduct Allegations

Mitchell was also dropped by UTA.

jason mitchell dropped over allegations

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 08: Actor Jason Mitchell on stage during the Sony X Revolt Superfly panel discussion at Center Stage on June 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/WireImage)

jason mitchell dropped over allegations

Actor Jason Mitchell has been dropped from UTA, Authentic Talent & Literary Management, Showtime's The Chi, and the upcoming Netflix film Desperados over misconduct allegations, Deadline reports

The Chi, in which Mitchell plays the character Brandon Johnson, was recently picked up for a third season. The show, which was created by Lena Waithe and features Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Tiffany Boone, Armando Riesco, Alex Hibbert, and Yolonda Ross, is currently airing its second season. Desperados is set to star Nasim Pedrad, Anna Camp, and Robbie Amell.

Deadline reports that it's currently unclear what exactly the aforementioned misconduct allegations are. Mitchell has starred in 2015's Straight Outta Compton as the late Eazy-E, 2017's Mudbound, Kong: Skull Island, The Disaster Artist, Detroit, and 2018's Superfly.

The 32-year-old actor was previously accused of assaulting a woman at a Boston hotel back in 2016. The woman, Emily Marquez, claimed Mitchell "body slammed" her after she rejected his "advances" while at the Ritz Carlton. The most recent allegation against Mitchell reportedly occurred off-set during production for Desperados. Deadline also reports that Mitchell had engaged in "inappropriate behavior" while on The Chi. The publication says the issue was eventually "resolved."

Mitchell has yet to publicly respond to the news. 

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