Actor Jason Mitchell axed from ‘The Chi’

Jason Mitchell (Photo credit: Brett D. Cove / Splash News)

Actor Jason Mitchell has been fired from the popular Showtime series, “The Chi,” which was recently renewed for a third season.

The 32-year-old actor was also axed from “Desperados,” a Netflix movie which he was due to take the lead in, amid allegations of “inappropriate behavior.”

And that’s not all, as both his agency, UTA, and management company Authentic Talent & Literary Management, confirmed to Deadline they have dropped him as a client.

According to the website, Mitchell was first dropped from Desperados after producers received information about an alleged off-set incident, which they investigated “immediately and thoroughly.”

Word of the mystery incident then spread to producers of “The Chi” causing Fox 21 TV Studios to decide not to pick up the actor’s option to return as wannabe restaurant owner Brandon for the third season.

Deadline also claimed Mitchell had previously been investigated over alleged inappropriate behavior with a female co-star on the show but that had been resolved.

In 2016, the Straight Outta Compton actor was investigated for assault when he was accused of slamming a woman to the ground in a Boston hotel.

Despite confirmation from the projects and agencies about the Mudbound star’s axing, none of them have commented as to why he was dropped.

Mitchell has not yet spoken out about his mysterious firing.



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