Neighbours star Shareena Clanton claims she heard the N-word used on set


Neighbours star Shareena Clanton accuses the cast of bullying her and claims she heard the N-word used on set twice as she reveals more shocking allegations of racism

Neighbours star Shareena Clanton revealed more explosive allegations against her former castmates on Monday.

During an interview on ABC’s 7.30 Report, the Aboriginal actress, 30, accused the cast of bullying her and claimed she heard the N-word used on set twice.

‘There’s a workplace environment that seems to have made it permissible for many years that discrimination, harassment and bullying has been allowed to occur,’ she said. 

Accusations: Neighbours star Shareena Clanton accused the cast of bullying her and claimed she heard the N-word used on set twice as she discussed more shocking allegations of racism

Accusations: Neighbours star Shareena Clanton accused the cast of bullying her and claimed she heard the N-word used on set twice as she discussed more shocking allegations of racism

‘There is something systemic here, there is something dangerous.’

Shareena claimed she heard the N-word used several times and reported it. 

‘I went straight to the producers … spoke about the racist terminology and history behind it and hurt, and the individual was apparently put on a warning,’ she said.

Despite asking cast to stop using the slur, Shareena claimed it was used again in later conversations.

'There's a workplace environment that seems to have made it permissible for many years that discrimination, harassment and bullying has been allowed to occur,'she told ABC's 7.30 Report

‘There’s a workplace environment that seems to have made it permissible for many years that discrimination, harassment and bullying has been allowed to occur,’she told ABC’s 7.30 Report

She said: ‘Calling it out left me isolated, bullied, marginalised. I felt lonely and no-one knows the trauma that racism imprints into your soul.’

‘And we have to, every day as First Nations, as people of colour, we have to wear armour when we step outside of our doors.’

Earlier this month, Shareena accused the Channel 10 soap of racism and has vowed to never work on the program again.

The actress alleged in a lengthy Instagram post that producers had fostered a toxic workplace environment and that the show was a ‘culturally unsafe space’.

Claims: Shareena said she heard the N-word used on set several times and reported it. Despite asking cast to stop using the slur, Shareena claimed she it was used again in later conversations

Claims: Shareena said she heard the N-word used on set several times and reported it. Despite asking cast to stop using the slur, Shareena claimed she it was used again in later conversations

Former cast members Sharon Johal, Sachin Joab and Nicola Charles also spoke out against the long-running soap in recent weeks, alleging racism and abuse on set. 

Nicola claimed her former castmates once tried to get her kicked out of Australia.

The 51-year-old British soap star, who played Sarah Beaumont from 1996 to 1999 and again from 2013 to 2016, alleges that before trying to get her deported, the cast also openly victimised her for being a former model, rather than a serious actor.

Former Neighbours actor Meyne Wyatt alleged that he had also experienced racism on set in a tweet.

Allegations: Former cast members Sharon Johal, Sachin Joab and Nicola Charles (pictured) also spoke out against the long-running soap in recent weeks, alleging racism and abuse on set

Allegations: Former cast members Sharon Johal, Sachin Joab and Nicola Charles (pictured) also spoke out against the long-running soap in recent weeks, alleging racism and abuse on set

Actress Sharon Johal also released a statement about her ‘painful’ four years on Neighbours, which included racial slurs, mocking comments and a colleague calling her a ‘c**t’ after she confronted them over an offensive remark. 

In a statement, Fremantle’s Asia Pacific CEO Chris Oliver-Taylor said ‘all complaints are taken seriously and we are investigating all allegations fairly’.

‘Fremantle is committed to providing an environment where employees and others in the workplace are treated fairly and with respect, and are free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and bullying,’ Mr Oliver-Taylor said.

‘We do not tolerate behaviour that does not align to our Anti-Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Harassment and Bullying Policy and take all complaints very seriously, investigating all allegations fairly and thoroughly.’

Speaking out: Actress Sharon Johal also released a statement about her 'painful' four years on Neighbours, which included racial slurs, mocking comments and a colleague calling her a 'c**t' after she confronted them over an offensive remark

Speaking out: Actress Sharon Johal also released a statement about her ‘painful’ four years on Neighbours, which included racial slurs, mocking comments and a colleague calling her a ‘c**t’ after she confronted them over an offensive remark

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