'Broad City' Star Ilana Glazer Fired Staffers for Sexual Harassment
Responding to the "me too" hashtag on social media, Glazer revealed how she fired "one background actor and one sound guy" from the Comedy Central show she co-created.
The co-creator and star of Broad City, Ilana Glazer, revealed that she fired staffers working on the Comedy Central comedy for sexual harassment.
Glazer was responding to the "me too" hashtag on social media that has seen thousands of women, and men, publicly share their stories of sexual harassment and assault.
On her personal Instagram, Glazer wrote that she had "been sexually harassed countless times," including in middle and high school, and while working as a waitress and as a showrunner. "Same same same — I was a woman in both places," she wrote. After being sexually harassed by a "creepyass" doctor last year, the comedian says she filed a complaint in New York City.
She added that she "fired a couple of dudes" on Broad City, "one background actor and one sound guy."
When questioned about the decision, Glazer didn't hesitate. “I was asked, ‘Are you sure?’ Hm. OK, yeah lemme think a sec — YEAH I’M FUCKING SURE. Cuz getting sexually harassed seems to be a constant, but having the opportunity to do something about it is rare.”