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Actress says she complained about sexual and racial harassment on ‘ER’—and George Clooney allegedly had her blacklisted

An actress who worked alongside George Clooney on “ER” said he had her blacklisted when she complained about the sexual and racial harassment occurring on the set.

“B.S.Clooney helped blacklist me when I spoke up abt harassment on ER.’women who dont play the game lose career’I did,” Vanessa Marquez tweeted Tuesday.

On Friday, Marquez accused actor Eriq La Salle and crew member Terence Nightingall of being “p***y grabbers” and “Anthony, Noah, [and] Julianna” of harassing her about her Mexican heritage. PageSix reported that Marquez was referring to crew members Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, and Julianna Margulies.

Marquez, 48, portrayed a nurse on the medical drama for the first three seasons. She said she complained about the harassment to executive producer John Wells but was ignored.

“Well Wells was the boss&I 1st reported it to him.His 1st question:Did George do something to u?” she tweeted Friday.

Her comments come after Clooney publically denounced embattled producer Harvey Weinstein following claims that he sexually assaulted and harassed multiple actresses.

Speaking with PageSix on Friday, Clooney said he “had no idea” that Marquez was blacklisted but believed the rest of her story.

Clooney went on to explain that he didn’t have the power to ostracize Marquez from Hollywood.

“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,” he said.

“The fact that I couldn’t affect her career is only surpassed by the fact that I wouldn’t.”

 

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