Jason Mitchell has found himself in some mess this year. Mess of his own making, really. But reports claim that the actor is doing something to improve his tarnished reputation.
After internal investigations, two entertainment distributors, “Showtime” and Netflix found that Mitchell had sexually harassed fellow actors and, in the case of “The Chi,” showrunner, Ayanna Floyd, the very woman who was sent to monitor and correct his behavior against his co-star Tiffany Boone.
In the weeks after the allegations surfaced, Mitchell remained quiet. But a few months later, after being ousted from “The Chi” and the Netflix film and dropped by his talent agency, the once rising star issued a bizarre statement.
“I think it’s time to make a statement…To everyone commenting without knowledge of what’s going please stop .. and to all my supporters I appreciate you all and I’m sorry I will no longer be in the chi.. but don’t believe what you read in the media or this fake ass post.”
But according to reports, perhaps Mitchell is taking the allegations and the subsequent damage to his career a bit more seriously now.
According to an elusive report from The Shade Room, Mitchell has enrolled in counseling.
A source told the digital and social media platform that Jason has completed a mental health course in order to address the underlying issues which led to the sexual misconduct allegations made by his peers higher ups in the industry.
The source claims that Mitchell has addressed anger management, self-awareness, acceptance of responsibility and purpose.
Showtime executives shared that Mitchell’s character on “The Chi,” Brandon Johnson, will be killed off of the series as a result of the allegations.
The Shade Room reports that Mitchell began working with a doctor in his hometown of New Orleans this past August. Reportedly, Mitchell and the doctor are still currently working together.