Actress Alice Wetterlund has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct against her Silicon Valley co-star, Thomas Middleditch.
Thomas Middleditch accused for sexual misconduct
In the report, a woman named Hannah Harding accused Middleditch of making “lewd sexual overtures” towards her and her girlfriend in October 2019, as well as groping her and another woman on the dance floor.
In conversation with The Times, Hannah Harding also shared Instagram direct messages from Middleditch in which he said, “Hannah I had no idea my actions were that weird for you … I know you probably want to just put me on blast as a monster …,” he allegedly told her. “I don’t expect you to want to be my friend or anything … I am so ashamed I made you uncomfortable.”
Alice Wetterlund’s Response
Alice Wetterlund, who played engineer Carla Walton in six episodes of the HBO comedy Silicon Valley, has been vocal about Middleditch’s problematic behaviour in the past, and when this report came into light, she tweeted, “Tried to warn you all about Middleditch but noooooo not everyone’s favorite tinyman who looks like he lives in a clock!”
Wetterlund had shared screens with Middleditch on Silicon Valley with her performance as Carla Walton from 2015 to 2016.
On March 22, Wetterlund wrote on Twitter: “I wanna be clear about something, I’m not a survivor. I think that term is applied to folks who experienced rape or violent or targeted harassment and were made to feel unsafe. I was treated unprofessionally, singled out and there was cruelty but I was not abused.”
Alice Wetterlund has even accused T.J. Miller for Bullying her
In 2018, in an interview with the A.V. Club, Middleditch had discussed a sexual assault allegation made against his former Silicon Valley co-star T.J. Miller., calling the #MeToo movement a “scary” and “tricky thing” for men. Months after the interview, Wetterlund responded on Miller and his alleged enablers, tweeting “I hope to not ruin it for you, but TJ Miller was a bully and petulant brat and pretty much everyone who had any power on that (almost all male) set, including the male cast members, enabled him and was complicit in his unprofessionalism. They can f*ck off forever.”
“I’m pretty open about this, and I don’t know if other women on the show had a different experience than me, but it was kind of a nightmare.”, she continued.
On Silicon Valley, Wetterlund recurred as coder Carla Walton over the course of six episodes. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated comedy wrapped up its sixth and final season in December of 2019.
Currently, Middleditch is starring in CBS comedy B Positive, and as of now, CBS has not released any statement about the actor’s involvement on the show.