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Savage denies harrassment

“The Wonder Years” star Fred Savage has vehemently denied sexual harassment allegations raised by a former costumer in a Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit (Daily Variety, March 17).

Howard Weitzman, Savage’s attorney, yesterday said that his client, who was 16 at the time of the alleged incidents, has been unjustly blamed for Monique Long’s termination from the show.

Savage is now 17.

Long, who served as a costumer and assistant makeup artist on the sitcom for two seasons, has charged that she was wrongfully terminated after she rebuffed the sexual advances of Savage and co-star Jason Hervey.

Weitzman, however, claimed she was axed by producer New World Entertainment for “lack of performance.”

The lawsuit marks the latest step in the battle waged by Long since her dismissal from the show.

She previously filed a grievance with the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical & Stage Employees, where the case is pending after the guild requested an extension.

Weitzman denied specific allegations that Long made against Savage in her suit, including that he had sought to have an affair with the woman, who was twice his age.

The attorney also took issue with Long’s assertion that she was harmed by the teen holding her hand. In her complaint, she charged the actors’ actions created an “untenable working environment” leading to sleepless nights and emotional distress.

“Her goal is to embarrass Fred and get money,” Weitzman said. “That is just not going to happen.”

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