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Jennifer Esposito Continues to Blast CBS for Her 'Blue Bloods' Dismissal

November 18, 2012 16:26:59 GMT

The actress, who played Detective Jackie Curatola, said she is in casting limbo because she is still in contract but unpaid.


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Jennifer Esposito continues to bash CBS for abruptly writing her character out of "Blue Bloods". In a new interview with "Fox Files", the actress exposed more truth behind the dismissal, saying "What happened was ugliness. It makes me sick."

Esposito, who plays Donnie Wahlberg's partner Detective Jackie Curatola on the drama, had criticized The Eye for its "shameful behavior". The actress collapsed on set in August and had to take a medical leave for circumstances related to her Celiac disease. But when she returned for work, the job was no longer there.

"I have been in the business for 20 years. There has been so many [types] of injustice in this business, but it's what you sign up for; it is what it is," Esposito told FOX News Channel's Arthel Neville. "This, though, is something that is not about me. This is about a disease that people don't understand. What happened was ugliness. It makes me sick."

She continued, "Last week I was told I was on suspension, which meant I am still in contract, not being paid. It's completely illegal, but they also knew that I didn't have the money or the means to sue them." She also pointed out that fans of the show became disappointed when a new character was added to replace hers.

"When 'Blue Bloods' goes on on a Friday night, Twitter starts going crazy," Esposito said. "Someone released pictures of [Wahlberg] and a new partner - [fans] don't like that. People don't like change, especially with Donnie."

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posted by J-dub on Jan 25, 2013
My issue is that the producers try to present some of the characters as having a high moral standard. Bunch of hypocrites. We are boycotting the show!
posted by reg on Jan 21, 2013
Bring Jennifer back even if it's in smaller roles She makes a great partner for Donnie A terriffic actor and not hard to look at.Look forward to seeing her again.The show isn't the same without her
posted by RON. on Dec 24, 2012
A WAST OF A GOOD TALENT
posted by nhatton on Dec 09, 2012
What is wrong with you people...to take off the air such a great actress because of health reasons. She really did make the show and had a chemistry with her partner..ABC bad move!
posted by ih82clean on Dec 08, 2012
Bring Jackie back!!!!!!!!! The show is not the same without her! I used to love the show. I hate what CBS is doing and thinks they can get away with. My family and i will boycott the show until we hear thar Jackie is back!
posted by mykidsra1 on Dec 08, 2012
Really miss Jennifer's character. Even a supporting role can make a show better, and hers did on BB. The replacement is a huge step down and the suffers as a result. Bring back Jackie!!
posted by Dakotagirl on Dec 07, 2012
Seriously have not enjoyed the show since she left. Pretty soon I think I'm going to forget to tune in. She was the most interesting woman in a role on TV--and beautiful!!
posted by LoveJen on Nov 30, 2012
Jennifer is gorgeous and I love her. She should be on the show as it is just not the same.
posted by RaginCajunScot on Nov 19, 2012
Jennifer is the best! What a shame they couldn't work this out!! Love the show, great cast but just not the same without her added spark!!!
posted by Turretgunner on Nov 18, 2012
CBS is really looking bad in this situation. The only way they will do the right thing is if the show's ratings suffer. Fans should boycott BB until Esposito is allowed to return to the show. That unfortunately is the only to get SOBs like this to change their behavior.
posted by bill on Nov 18, 2012
Letting Jennifer go really sucks. A fan no more of Blue Bloods.

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