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Lethal Weapon's Clayne Crawford Apologizes for Putting the Show in Jeopardy

Is this too little, too late?

Lindsay MacDonald

Lethal Weapon's star, Clayne Crawford, has put the show's renewal in question thanks to his bad behavior on set. Now, Crawford has apologized for that behavior in an effort to save the show.

Reports stated that Crawford had created a hostile work environment on Lethal Weapon, and he'd been reprimanded more than once for his behavior. It had apparently even reached the point where other actors were uncomfortable being on set with him.

Clayne's apology addressed the two incidents for which he'd been reprimanded, explaining that his anger was the product of unsafe working conditions on set.

"It is true that I have been reprimanded twice during this past season of Lethal Weapon," Crawford wrote on his personal Instagram. "The first reprimand was because I reacted with anger over working conditions that did not feel safe or conducive to good work under the leadership of a guest director and assistant director who, in turn, were angry at my response. I met with Human Resources, I apologized for my part of the conflict, and I completed studio appointed therapy. I even shared a sizable portion of my paycheck with one of the parties involved per the instruction of the studio."

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Crawford went on to explain the second incident was also safety related, and it occurred while he was directing an episode.

The apology portion of the note came later, and Crawford apologized if his "passion for doing good work" ever made his crew or fellow cast members feel uncomfortable, which technically speaking counts as an apology -- barely. He was emphatic, however, about not wanting to jeopardize the show's future or endanger anyone's career.

"I absolutely love, respect and care for my crew and cast, and would never intentionally jeopardize so many jobs... I apologize to all the crew and cast for any negative attention Lethal Weapon is receiving because of these incidents," Crawford wrote.

Forgive my delayed response. #truth

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Lethal Weapon airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Fox.