A second star from the BBC‘s Mrs Brown’s Boys is suing for unfair dismissal, bullying and discrimination after being sacked from the sitcom.
Damien McKiernan, 54, who performed Rory Brown from December 2017, is taking authorized motion in opposition to the present’s creator and lead actor Brendan O’Carroll, 65.
He’s the second actor from the present in only a week to announce a lawsuit in opposition to Mr O’carroll, who performs the present’s star Agnes Brown, The Sun reviews.
A supply from the present instructed The Day by day Star: ‘Damien has determined to take authorized motion. He would not really feel like he has been pretty handled and needs justice.’
Damien McKiernan who performed Rory Brown from December 2017, is taking authorized motion in opposition to the present’s creator and actor Brendan O’Carroll, 65, (who’s pictured as Mrs Brown)
Mr McKiernan made an official criticism to the BBC after being sacked from the present in October, however determined to pursue authorized motion after issues have been left unresolved, the publication reviews.
Gary Hollywood, 41, who performed Dino Doyle within the BAFTA successful present and stop the present within the Autumn, has additionally launched authorized motion, claiming he was ‘unfairly handled’.
He’s suing Mr O’Carroll for constructive dismissal and office discrimination.
Mr Hollywood instructed the Day by day Star that he had been ‘disregarded’ after attempting to resolve the difficulty and ‘wasn’t being paid equally’.
The actor claims he was paid lower than his co-stars for spin-off present All Spherical To Mrs Brown’s and says he was dumped from a festive particular after elevating the difficulty.
Damien McKiernan (pictured centre) made an official criticism to the BBC after being sacked from the present in October, however determined to pursue authorized motion after issues weren’t resolved
Damien McKiernan, 54, as Rory Brown (proper) and Gary Hollywood, 41, as Dino Doyle in BBC’s Mrs Brown’s Boys
The present’s boss Mr O’Carroll claims he and Mr Hollywood have been on good phrases when he determined to go away the present, The Solar reviews.
Mr Hollywood can be taking authorized motion in opposition to the BBC.
Final month Mr O’Carroll confirmed that he is signed a brand new deal to make sure the favored BBC sitcom will proceed to make its Christmas specials till not less than 2026.
He added that the brand new contract ensures that each festive version he creates will likely be given a coveted slot of 10pm each Christmas Day.
The information comes because the present, normally a Christmas Day basic, acquired it is worst viewing figures for nearly a decade.
Forged: The supply went on to say the remainder of the forged are ‘too scared to face as much as Brendan’
The present, which aired on Christmas Day at 10pm, was watched by 3.8million viewers, a big drop from the 11million who watched in 2013 and the 4.6million who tuned in final 12 months.
Though the present has lengthy been a TV favorite, it was crushed this 12 months by the likes of Name The Midwife (5.4million) and the Strictly Christmas particular (4.9million).
A supply instructed MailOnline earlier this month: ‘Brendan is mendacity by means of his dentures to save lots of face and save the present.
‘To say Gary left the present to maneuver to Lanzarote was so silly and actually insulting to Gary’s and the Mrs Brown’s followers.
‘All of them know Gary has been residing in Lanzarote since 2014 and often takes to social media to share snaps. He even hosts a weekly radio present on their major radio station, Monster Radio.
‘He is LYING by means of his dentures!’ A supply near former-Mrs Brown’s Boys actor Gary Hollywood accused the present’s star Brendan of ‘mendacity’ about Gary’s shock exit from the sequence
A supply instructed MailOnline: ‘To say Gary left the present to maneuver to Lanzarote was so silly and actually insulting to Gary’s and the Mrs Brown’s followers’
‘Brendan is aware of this however stated it within the hope no one will actually discover, as he is attempting to be complimentary about Gary, by saying it was amicable. It was removed from amicable.’
The supply went on to say the remainder of the forged are ‘too scared to face as much as Brendan’ and that the present is in turmoil behind-the-scenes.
‘The way forward for the present is at stake right here. Whereas it does divide opinion, it is extraordinarily fashionable with lots of people.
‘One of many causes for it’s as a result of they look like a household not simply on digicam however off too. They’re all meant to be paid equally they usually’re all meant to be one massive completely satisfied household.
Mr Hollywood (pictured this Christmas) instructed the Day by day Star that he had been ‘disregarded’ after attempting to resolve the difficulty and ‘wasn’t being paid equally’
Behind the scenes it’s miles from it. This has been brewing for a really very long time and everybody noticed it coming.
‘After all brushing it underneath the carpet and attempting to rewrite historical past is not going to assist issues – however everybody’s too scared to face as much as Brendan for worry they’re going to get the chop, identical to Gary did.
‘Gary was a lot liked by the forged, crew and the followers alike. His character Dino was one of many present’s hottest and the followers are very upset to see him go.’
The BBC and Brendan O’Carroll’s representatives declined to remark.