‘The Resident’ Medical Consultant Under Review After ‘Code Black’ Sexual Harassment Investigation

Zachary Lutsky denies the accusations

Last Updated: January 22, 2018 @ 2:40 PM

Fox’s “The Resident” consulting producer Zachary Lutsky is under review after a previous investigation into sexual harassment that was conducted when he worked on CBS’s “Code Black” came to light.

“We have only recently learned of these allegations through an inquiry from a reporter,” Twentieth Century Fox Television said in a statement. “We are not aware of any claims made concerning his conduct on ‘The Resident.’ We take these matters seriously and are reviewing this.”

Lutsky was investigated for sexual harassment when he worked on Season 2 of “Code Black,” which is produced by CBS Studios and ABC Studios. According to Variety, he was asked not to return to production after three women accused him of repeated verbal sexual harassment and a human resources investigation was conducted in 2016.

ABC Studios, the lead producer on “Code Black,” declined to comment to TheWrap on the matter.

Lutsky said in a statement to media that he is “disturbed” by the accusations against him.

“I am quite disturbed by these heartbreaking anonymous allegation. I take them very seriously and categorically deny them,” he said.

“I sincerely care for the feelings of everyone I encounter, including friends and co-workers, and I conduct myself in a way that treats all people with dignity and respect,” he said. “As a physician, I have dedicated my life to helping those in need. In my 16 years of practice, I have never been accused of any wrongdoing. True harassment allegations are serious. I have never engaged in, been fired for nor been found guilty of any allegation of misconduct — ever.”

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center — where Lutsky is an ER doctor — declined TheWrap’s request for comment.

Lutsky’s consulting credits include “The Blacklist,” “A Gifted Man” and “ER.” He’s also made onscreen appearances on “Dr. Oz” and “Untold Stories of the ER.”