AJ Calloway and 'Extra' Split After Investigation Into Sexual Assault Claims Against Him
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The Emmy-winning entertainment reporter was suspended by Warner Bros. Television executives in February after multiple allegations of assault were raised against him.

AceShowbiz - AJ Calloway has been dropped as the co-host of U.S. TV show "Extra" following multiple allegations of sexual assault.

Calloway fronted the showbiz news show for 14 years until he was suspended by Warner Bros. Television executives in February (2019).

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson for the firm said, "The company has investigated the claims made into Mr Calloway's conduct and he and the company have mutually agreed to part ways."

According to the publication, the 44-year-old was accused of assaults in New York, New Jersey and California that occurred between 2003 and 2013. His lawyer said he "vehemently denies that he ever assaulted anyone."

Following his suspension, the star's attorney Lisa E. Davis said, "Mr. Calloway maintains that these unsubstantiated allegations are patently false. He vehemently denies that he ever assaulted anyone and looks forward to clearing his name."

In June 2018, author and activist Sil Lai Abrams alleged that Calloway had assaulted her in 2006. He was arrested at the time, but the case was dropped on procedural grounds. In January this year, more accusers came forward and told U.S. website The Daily Beast he had behaved inappropriately.

"Extra" is one of the most popular entertainment shows in America, and airs on NBC stations. British reality TV star Mark Wright joined the programme as a correspondent in 2017.

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