An internal investigation was conducted into misconduct allegations against longtime Days of Our Lives director/co-executive producer Albert Alarr.
Corday Productions said in a statement, “After a two-month investigation, the independent investigator produced a report with its findings,”
An internal investigation began against Alarr after complaints were made that he “bullied” actors off the show.
“Based on those findings, Corday Productions has taken a series of actions designed to ensure a safe and respectful work environment.”
Meanwhile, the cast and crew are a mixture of shock, disappointment and anger.
Subsequently, coordinating producer Janet Drucker is now taking over as Producer of the soap.
Meanwhile, Alarr issued a statement in response to his dismissal. “It is hard to overstate how heartbreaking I find this situation,” he told PEOPLE. Alarr stated initially that he was to keep his job.
However, adding that, “Now, with no new facts presented, the studios have reversed course and caved to a cynical pressure campaign to force me out of my job.”
Alarr continued, “It is important to set the record straight, he said.
“Every day, I worked with hundreds of people, the overwhelming majority of whom would disagree with recent mischaracterizations of me.”
Alarr went on to say, “I have been in this industry for decades, and not a single complaint has ever been made against me until now.”
The Investigation & Allegations.
A female employee who had filed the complaint is alleging she was “impacted by the layoffs in March.”
Also, people close to the matter are saying, “a total of seven women left the ranks of contract players around the time of the layoffs.”
“Five of them were let go or demoted to recurring and two departed on their own.” Presumably due to their experiences.
Sources say, a total of 7 women left.” “5 were let go or demoted. “Whereas only one male was let go.”
Crew and cast of the longtime soap concur that Alarr behaved inappropriately.
“Albert has a habit of belittling people, especially people he wants to put down,” the source said.
Additionally, they are saying that he forced two women to kiss without their consent.
Disbelievingly, Alarr disputes the allegations and has claimed that they are “simply false.”
Alarr also confided that “others have been taken so out of context or are so twisted that they are unrecognizable from the truth.”
Stars speak out against Albert Alarr.
Also, this week actress Lisa Rinna spoke out about the allegations. “Well, this took a long time,” she said.
Rinna said of the awful experience, “The last time I went over there, I couldn’t believe the work environment.”
She added, “It was disgusting, I was shocked. I let many people know, Albert included.”
Rinna concluded, “I was afraid for the young actors who had to continue to work there.”
Published by HOLR Magazine