The drama continues on AND off camera for Peacock’s sudser, “Days of our Lives,” as a nine week investigation took place against co-executive producer Albert Alarr regarding misconduct allegations. According to Deadline, a female employee allegedly stated that women were disproportionately fired by the show. This employee also stated that female employees were not receiving equal pay at the show.
Alarr, who has worked on the show since 2003 before being promoted to co-executive producer in 2015, is faced with allegations including forcibly grabbing and kissing a “DAYS” actress without her consent, publicly bullying male and female actors on set, and even reducing an actress to tears after filming an intimate scene. Alarr allegedly became irritated due to a delay by the prop department, and told the actress to hurry up and make the scene hot, which lead to him giving direction of, “try to remember what it was like when you were young and vibrant.”
Corday Productions released a statement to Deadline:
“Corday Productions engaged Sony Pictures Television, which distributes Days of our Lives, to conduct an impartial investigation into this matter. After a two-month investigation, the independent investigator produced a report with its findings. Based on those findings, Corday Productions has taken a series of actions designed to ensure a safe and respectful work environment.”
While these actions were not elaborated on, sources stated that Alarr was to undergo training and received written warning. An employee also stated that they are afraid to speak up on any issues on set as Alarr was the only one to go to.
The staffer said to Deadline:
“You don’t want to challenge him, because he’s in charge of everything; he decides who stays, who goes, who get stories. If you are someone that was going to make a problem for him, he would just call you a budget cut and get rid of you.”
Corday Productions has not released the results of the investigation internally to its staffers, and Alarr remains at the show in the co-executive producer capacity. However, his presence on set has decreased a bit within the past two months.