07/04/2016 11:50 BST

Ricky Whittle Slams ‘The 100’ Boss, Claiming He Was ‘Bullied’ Out Of Hollywood Job

He's seriously not happy.

Ricky Whittle has slammed the producer of ‘The 100’ - the show which launched his Hollywood career.

The actor was recently written out of the programme, and he’s really not happy with executive producer Jason Rothenberg.

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Ricky Whittle

Speaking shortly after his character Lincoln’s exit was screened, Ricky voiced his opinions, claiming that while he chose to leave the show, Jason’s treatment of his exit was unfair.

In a video interview with Afterbuzz TV, he stated: “This is going to be the most controversial thing I will say, is that basically [creator] Jason Rothenberg abused his position to make my job untenable. What he did was disgusting and he should be ashamed.

"A lot was made of what my mum said all over Twitter, but everything she said was true.

"He was professionally bullying me, cutting out all the storyline I was supposed to be doing, cutting lines, cutting everything out, trying to make my character and myself as insignificant as possible."

Ricky’s mum sent a series of tweets back in March, in which she said Jason “should be ashamed”, accusing him of bullying and “disgusting behaviour”.

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Jason Rothenberg

"[My character] disappeared and the reason was Jason was trying to cut me out and it was childish, it was immature, it's narcissistical, really,” Ricky continued in the video interview.

"He chose to belittle me and neglect my character and myself. I often had questions and emails were ignored and things like that. It was ridiculous…

“That's one thing that I'll never forgive him for, he made me walk away from something I really love… He forced me to make that choice, to walk away.

"But I'm proud I did it, I stood up and said, 'Enough's enough'. My personal well-being is more important than this."

In response, Jason told Zap2It: "Ricky Whittle is a talented actor; I appreciate his work on The 100 and wish him all the best moving forward on [his new show] American Gods.”

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