AceShowbiz - George Clooney was among some actors who spoke up against Harvey Weinstein amid his sexual harassment scandal, and now his name is dragged into another sexual harassment allegation. His former "ER" co-star Vanessa Marquez has claimed that Clooney "helped blacklist" her from Hollywood when she complained about being sexually and racially harassed daily on set of the 1990s-2000s medical drama.
She retweeted an article in which Clooney called out Weinstein and wrote along with it, "B.S.Clooney helped blacklist me when I spoke up abt harassment on ER.'women who dont play the game lose career'I did."
B.S.Clooney helped blacklist me when I spoke up abt harassment on ER.'women who dont play the game lose career'I did https://t.co/ur466NCkII— Ghoul Please 👻 (@vanessathought) October 10, 2017
In another tweet, she called actor Eriq La Salle and a crew member of being "p***y grabbers" and said that she suffered racial abuse about her Mexican heritage on the hands of "Anthony,Noah,Julianna," referring to cast members Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle and Julianna Margulies.
I've named them.Pussy grabbers:Eric LaSalle&Terence Nightingall. Racial:Anthony,Noah,Julianna&.Call WB legal.mmmkay! https://t.co/EHH78Ghfqq— Ghoul Please 👻 (@vanessathought) October 13, 2017
Marquez, who played Nurse Wendy Goldman in the first three seasons of the show, added, "When ur racially&sexually harassed on set daily&go2your producer(John Wells)for help in '95?U r blacklisted from Hollywood 4Ever #ER."
Responding to Marquez's claims, Clooney said in a statement on Friday, October 13. "I had no idea Vanessa was blacklisted," he said. "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. 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."
Marquez, however, doesn't believe in what Clooney said. In a new tweeted addressed to the actor, she wrote, "YOU LIE! Thanks @eonlineUS for such fair reporting.I must've missed your call. I'll tell MY OWN story;TRUTH.No thnx."
Since her "ER" stint ended, Marquez only appeared in a handful of short films and TV movies. Her only significant credits are appearances on TV sitcom "Malcolm & Eddie".