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Jennifer Esposito’s character on CBS’s Blue Bloods has been put on leave (fired from the show) after the actress requested she her schedule be pulled back to part time due to a health condition. Esposito suffers from Celiac disease and she says she collapsed on set after being overworked. CBS released a statement to Deadline saying, they had “regretfully had to put her character on a leave of absence” over her condition. They also added, “Jennifer is a wonderfully talented actress and we hope that she will be able to return at some point in the future.”
But she took to Twitter to blast her CBS bosses,
CBS knows PUT me on unpaid leave an has blocked me from working anywhere else after my doc said u needed a reduced schedule due to celiac. CBS didn’t listen to my doc and I collapsed on set. Which everyone saw! After a week off my doc said I could return to work but CBS Implied that I was NOT truly ill and this was a scheme to get a raise! It’s been almost two months without brining me back to work + keeping Me from working anywhere else! So no that article is not telling you the truth. Absolutely shameful behavior If you feel this is unjust use your voice. That’s all we have sometimes.
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