(NEW YORK) — It’s been over a year since Tiffany Boone quit Showtime’s The Chi and now she’s opening up about that difficult decision in a lengthy Instagram post.
“The weight of what I was leaving behind felt like a ton, but the weight of my responsibility to speak up was even heavier,” she shared on Monday. “I felt that if I didn’t speak up, other voices that were trying to be heard would be silenced.”
Boone added that “not everyone was interested in creating a work environment that was conducive to each person feeling safe, seen and heard.”
The 33-year-old actress left The Chi in November 2018 after alleging that she was harassed by co-star Jason Mitchell.
Subsequently, in May 2019, Mitchell was fired from the series and also was dropped from Netflix’s upcoming Western film Desperados.
Boone admitted that, at the time, she and others were unsure of how the decision would affect her acting career moving forward and recalled crying on her couch in Chicago after realizing what she was being called to do. But she said she had “faith,” and it seems it has paid off.
Since working on The Chi, Boone has appeared on Jordan Peele’s Amazon series Hunters and Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere, which was produced by Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon’s production companies.
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