A.J. Calloway Suspended By ‘Extra’ Over Sexual Misconduct Investigation
Not so good new for A.J. Calloway. Reportedly, Warner Bros. Television has suspended the 44-year-old TV host from ‘Extra’ after several women accused him of sexual misconduct. The most recent allegation was reported in January by two women. [Click here for the backstory.]
Last June, a woman named Sil Lai Abrams, who is an author and domestic-violence activist accused Calloway of sexual assault in 2006. He was arrested at the time but his case ultimately was dismissed on procedural grounds. [Click here for the backstory].
Warner Bros. Television said in a statement:
“Upon becoming aware of allegations of sexual misconduct against AJ Calloway, we began an internal review to determine whether there had been any misconduct by Mr. Calloway on Extra and whether any employee of the show had been the victim of any such misconduct. To date, we have found nothing to suggest that Mr. Calloway has ever engaged in workplace misconduct. In light of additional allegations brought to our attention, we are expanding our ongoing inquiries, and Mr. Calloway has been suspended pending further review. We take such allegations very seriously and are committed to doing everything we can to ensure a safe and inclusive workplace for all of our employees.”
Calloway maintains his innocence. His attorney Lisa E. Davis says,
“Mr. Calloway maintains that these unsubstantiated allegations are patently false. He vehemently denies that he ever assaulted anyone and looks forward to clearing his name.”
A. J. Calloway is known as the original host on 106 & Park, which originally aired on BET. After co-hosting the show for five years with Free (Marie Wright), Calloway left the show on July 28, 2005.
AJ is currently a host on the entertainment news show Extra where he has earned two Emmy awards for Outstanding Entertainment News Program in 2014 and 2016. He is an alumnus of Saint Benedict’s Prep in Newark, New Jersey and Howard University in Washington, D.C. He is a life member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.