"The Affair" Body Double Says She Was Fired After Reporting Director's Sexual Harassment

The show's AD claims she was fired over her hair color.

By Eric Shorey

A body double who appeared in the Showtime TV program The Affair is suing the network for sexual harassment. Ashlynn Alexander says she was promptly fired after reporting the incident.

According to TMZin September 2015, Alexander was allegedly referred to as "Alison Sexytime Double" on the assistant director's call sheet (Alison is the name of the character played by Ruth Wilson). Alexander attempted to approach the assistant director about this and, although he admitted the wording was inappropriate, said that she was easily replaceable (and frequently naked). Six days later, she was fired.

The AD on the shoot later claimed Alexander's hair was not the appropriate color for the job. Alexander retorted by saying she always wore a wig for the role.

Fox News notes that Alexander has previously appeared on Boardwalk EmpireGotham, and The Detour.

Showtime has offered no comment on the situation.

[Photo: Showtime]

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