Boone’s boyfriend, Marque Richardson (Dear White People) reportedly had to appear onset frequently whenever Boone filmed scenes with Mitchell, where she portrayed his character Brandon’s girlfriend, Jerrika. Following reports of Mitchell’s misconduct, Richardson simply took to Instagram in a sweet gesture of solidarity to his love, posting Boone’s picture alone with a caption featuring a crown emoji.

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My one hope is that Boone is currently wrapped in the love and support of her family, friends and loved ones right now and she is able to process this horrible trauma in a healthy way. I also wish the same of the other unnamed actress who also reportedly filed claims against Mitchell. They both deserved better than having to endure such behavior in a space that is supposed to be safe for them. They both deserved better than banal HR training sessions that led nowhere. They both deserved better than to receive little to no justice on a set that was “well aware” of the alleged abuse lobbed against them.

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And then, there’s Floyd, a black female showrunner, who, as a leader was allegedly placed in the position to have to encounter Mitchell’s “rage” to the point she had to file a complaint on her own behalf. No one should have to suffer harassment, especially not in the workplace, where you need to be to support yourself and your family.

“I’ve been very involved in Time’s Up and that movement, and for season two, we’re making sure that women feel safe,” Waithe said in a 2018 interview with THR. “[I]f you want to play that game and be disrespectful or misbehave on set with an actress or anyone, I’ll happily call Showtime and say, ‘This person has to go,’ and you will get shot up and it’ll be a wonderful finale.”

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The Chi was recently picked up for a third season. The Root had reached out to Waithe’s team for comment, following initial news of Mitchell’s allegations.