Former Days of Our Lives star Arianne Zucker, who was best known for her role as Nicole Walker, spoke out during a very emotional press conference. As many DOOL fans know by now, the daytime television star is suing the soap’s producers for sexual harassment. She says that she was subjected to verbal sexual abuse by Albert Alarr. But when she went to Ken Corday for help, she was both ignored and dismissed. Now she’s suing Corday Productions, with a lot of people believing that her lawsuit might actually end the daytime television show altogether. Here’s what you need to know.
Days of Our Lives News: Arianne Zucker Speaks Out During Emotional Press Conference
During her press conference, Arianne Zucker prepared a statement and said that she was “a committed and loyal employee of DAYS OF OUR LIVES, playing the character of Nicole Walker, since 1998.”
The actress then continued, “I became not just an important character on the show but a mentor, a confidante, a host, a friend and an advocate for those who felt they didn’t have a voice … I became a sounding board for those closest to me, which leads me to my next point. For quite some time, I have seen my female co-workers being sexually harassed, violated and degraded as women by our executive producer, Albert Alarr. I myself have also been degraded, violated and sexually harassed by Mr. Alarr.”
Days of Our Lives News: Arianne Zucker Says She Was Treated Differently
Arianne also said that things had changed for her on the soap soon after she made her complaints. She continued, “My agents received an email with a reduction in pay. A few days after that, my agents received a second request for a reduction in pay. While waiting for the results of the Sony investigation, my character was written off the show for several weeks … My character was eventually brought back in August 2023, thanks to my lawyer, Anahita Sedaghatfar, who had to get involved. However, once I returned to the show, I was treated differently from several of the male crew members close to Alarr, and also by Ken Corday.”
DOOL airs on the Peacock streaming service.
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