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It’s not unusual for an actor to go off on a Twitter rant, to instigate a feud in 140 characters. Hell, it’s pretty much expected behavior. But “Blue Bloods” actress Jennifer Esposito’s recent feisty display of tweet rage is unique. First, it’s because she dared to break the first rule of show business and publicly engage in a dispute with her network, calling CBS “shameful” for placing her on an unpaid leave from the show. And second, because this may be the first recorded war over gluten.
Deadline reported on Saturday that the actress was taking a leave from her series , and quoted a CBS statement that “Jennifer has informed us that she is only available to work on a very limited part-time schedule. As a result, she’s unable to perform the demands of her role and we regretfully had to put her character on a leave of absence. She is a wonderfully talented actress and we hope that she will be able to return at some point in the future.”
Esposito immediately shot back in a series of tweets , “CBS put me on unpaid leave and has blocked me from working anywhere else after my doctor said you needed a reduced schedule due to celiac. CBS didn’t listen to my doc and I collapsed on set. Which everyone saw! After a week off my doc said I could return to work but CBS implied that I was NOT truly ill and this was a scheme to get a raise! It’s been almost two months without bringing me back to work + keeping Me from working anywhere else!… Absolutely shameful behavior.”
A 2009 New York Times story confirmed that celiac disease is on the rise, with diagnoses quadrupling in recent years.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by antonia
My personal opinion is that an employer, under no condition, should be required to retain you based on the fact that you have a medical condition. If you come down with a syndrom and or disease that disrupts the workflow of the business, they should be allowed to let you go.
Get a job where you won't effect the business and other workers.
Just my opinion.
Originally posted by antonia
Celaic rarely presents itself alone so I have to wonder what exactly is going on here.