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George Clooney is speaking out against ER actress Vanessa Marquez‘s claim that he played a role in having her “blacklisted” for speaking out about harassment she witnessed on the set of the medical drama.
In a statement on Friday, the industry vet denied having knowledge of her being locked out of casting, saying:
“I had no idea Vanessa was blacklisted. I take her at her word. I was not a writer or a producer or a director on that show. I had nothing to do with casting. I was an actor and only an actor.”
The father-of-twins went on:
“If she was told I was involved in any decision about her career then she was lied to. The fact that I couldn’t affect her career is only surpassed by the fact that I wouldn’t.”
[Image via Euan Cherry/WENN.]