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‘ER’ Actress Says George Clooney Helped ‘Blacklist’ Her After ‘P—- Grabber’ Complaint

Vanessa Marquez says Eriq La Salle and a camera operator harassed her on set of NBC medical drama

UPDATED at 1:15 p.m. PT: George Clooney released a statement to TheWrap saying: “I had no idea Vanessa [Marquez] was blacklisted. I take her at her word. I was not a writer or a producer or a director on that show.

“I had nothing to do with casting. I was an actor and only an actor. If she was told I was involved in any decision about her career then she was lied to. The fact that I couldn’t affect her career is only surpassed by the fact that I wouldn’t.”


“ER” actress Vanessa Marquez says she was harassed on the set of the NBC medical drama and that George Clooney, along with the show’s other stars and producers conspired to have her “blacklisted” as a result.

“B.S.” she tweeted in response to Clooney’s condemnation of Weinstein last week. “Clooney helped blacklist me when I spoke up [about] harassment on ER. ‘Women who don’t play the game lose career’ I did.”

Marquez portrayed Nurse Wendy Goldman in 27 episodes of the series between 1994 and 1997. She said on Twitter that she experienced sexual and racial harassment from the show’s stars, which she reported to showrunner John Wells and Warner Bros.

She accused Eriq La Salle and a camera operator of being “p—- grabbers” and said that the show’s other cast members Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle and Julianna Margulies, leveled racial slurs at her “daily.” Representatives for La Salle did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

“Wells was the boss [and] I 1st reported it to him. His 1st question: Did George do something to [you]?,” she wrote in a tweet. She also tweeted that “WB legal dept has my report.” Representatives for Wells and Warner Bros. did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Marquez accused everyone involved with being complicit in having her blacklisted from the industry, including Wells, the show’s broadcaster NBC, producers Amblin Television and Warner Bros., “ER” cast and crew, as well as her own agents.

Her accusation came after Clooney condemned Harvey Weinstein, the powerhouse producer who has been accused of sexual harassment and rape by multiple women, in an interview with The Daily Beast. Clooney, who worked with Weinstein on his breakout film role in “From Dusk Til Dawn,” called the producer’s alleged behavior “indefensible.”