Mrs Brown’s Boys star Brendan O’Carroll is being sued by former co-star Gary Hollywood, according to reports.
The Irish writer, producer, comedian, actor, and director – best known for playing Agnes Brown on Mrs Brown’s Boys – faces accusations of constructive dismissal and workplace discrimination after a row over pay with fellow actor Gary Hollywood.
Gary – who played Dino Doyle before leaving the series in the autumn – has also revealed that he is taking legal action against the BBC too as he feels he was not “paid equally” and vows that he “won’t be treated like that.”
The 41-year-old told The Daily Star: “I feel I wasn’t being paid equally and I wasn’t being given an explanation for decisions.
“When I tried to resolve it, nothing was done. I was just disregarded. But I won’t put up with it any more. I won’t be treated like that. This has gone too far. They shouldn’t do this to people.
“I am taking legal action. The papers have been lodged for a tribunal and the process has now started.”
Gary says that he is sure that he was not paid as much as others on set for the spin-off show All Round To Mrs Brown’s and adds that when he asked bosses why it led to himbeing axed from the 2020 Christmas special.
He also told the outlet that he hopes that the tribunal will lead to any wrongdoing being identified and added he is not “greedy” but wished to be “compensated for times when I haven’t been paid fairly.”
Gary added in the interview that he feels like “there is bullying going on” and that he had viewed Brendan as a “father figure” and “mentor” before he was cut from the Christmas episodes and only informed via a single text from him.
The star was understandably “hurt” and said the ordeal was “extremely sad for him” as he would have appreciated a phone call about the decision.
The Mirror has reached out to a rep for Brendan and the BBC for comment.
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