EXCLUSIVE: I've learned that Lifetime formally notified Disney's ABC Studios that prominent TV and film producer Mark Gordon six weeks ago used the word "nigger" twice during a table read of the pilot for the Army Wives spinoff. He did it in front of cast and crew -- including two African-American actresses, pilot lead Gabrielle Union and Army Wives series regular Wendy Davis. "Lifetime took all appropriate steps and notified the studio that this is a situation that needs to be dealt with," an executive tells me.
In turn, a ABC exec informs me, "it was dealt with appropriately. I can't go beyond that."
Gordon issued this statement to me: “I feel terrible about this. It was a stupid lapse in judgment. I didn’t meant [sic] to offend anyone, and I’ve apologized to everyone involved.”
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