Afton Williamson quits the show after being the victim of harassment and racism
In August 2019, when the filming of season 2 had begun, Afton Williamson announced via social networks that she was leaving The Rookie for a simple reason: she would have been the victim of “racial discrimination”, “inappropriate comments” but also of harassment behind the scenes of the series with Nathan Fillion. In her message posted on Instagram, the actress explained that she had spoken to her superiors about acts of sexual harassment on the part of a guest actor but that the latter had not been fired from the series despite her complaint. Afton Williamson had even revealed the identity of his alleged attacker in another post. It was after this that the actress decided not to reprise her role as Talia Bishop in season 2. ” I was asked to come back and I was promised that they had taken care of everything. The investigation had not started and season 2 was already filming. I said no and I left “said the actress.
A few months later, the star expressed his anger after the investigation opened following the publication of his message denied his accusations. ” We have concluded that the individuals identified in Ms. Williamson's allegations have not behaved in unlawful ways or exhibited inappropriate behavior in a workplace, ” the statement read. To which Afton Williamson replied: ” What saddens me most is that the efforts that have been made to deceive, lie and hide the truth, are much more important than those made to protect and maintain an environment. healthy work for employees. It breaks my heart for everyone who works there. “, still on Instagram.
Discover her replacement
John Nolan will therefore change instructor in season 2 of The Rookie and it is from episode 4 that he will meet Nyla Harper, played by Mekia Cox. The latter who is a detective will join the police station after having worked for 4 years undercover to thwart drug trafficking. And as much to warn you, she is not the type to laugh!
The Rookie season 2: Mekia Cox plays Nyla Harper, John Nolan's new training officer