Yikes! Deadline reports Chicago PD star Jason Beghe was investigated by NBC for inappropriate behavior on set.
Beghe plays Sgt. Hank Voight on the police drama, which also stars Jon Seda, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger, Marina Squerciati, Elias Koteas, LaRoyce Hawkins, Amy Morton, and Tracy Spiridakos.
According to Deadline, NBC and Wolf Entertainment investigated Beghe last year after several Chicago PD cast and crew members complained of inappropriate behavior (including sexual harassment) coming from the actor. Recently, the network released a statement about the incident, saying action was taken after the investigationNBC
When it was brought to our attention that there were concerns about inappropriate behavior on set, we promptly began an investigation in partnership with Human Resources and all parties involved. As a result of the investigation, we have already taken action, and it is a situation we continue to monitor very closely to ensure all of our employees feel safe and supported.”
Beghe too released a statement, apologizing for his behavior:
I am deeply sorry for my behavior, which I know has been hurtful to my friends and colleagues. I have struggled with anger issues for some time, and over the past year, I have been working with a coach to help me learn how to mitigate my temper. It’s an ongoing process, and it has been a humbling one.”
What do you think? Do you watch Chicago PD? Do you think Beghe should leave or continue on the show?