Days of Our Lives (DOOL) fans are still reeling from the news about Arianne Zucker’s (Nicole DiMera) wrongful dismissal legal suit against Corday Productions, Executive Producer of the show, Ken Corday, and former Executive Producer, Albert Alarr.
For fans that may recall, Alarr was fired in August of last year after allegations surfaced that sexually harassed female cast members.
The soap recently issued an official statement to Soap Opera Digest (SOD).
Days News: The Show’s Response To Arianne Zucker’s Lawsuit
According to the statement, the soap addresses Zucker’s claim that she was fired as “payback” for speaking out against Alarr’s sexual harassment noting that, Corday Productions offered to renew the actress’s contract, and presented her with a pay raise.
They add that “rejecting” Arianne’s counteroffer does not constitute retaliation. The soap also adds in its statement that complaints about Alarr’s behavior were promptly investigated, and Corday Productions fully cooperated with the impartial investigation that ended in Alarr’s termination.
Days News: He-Said/She-Said Situation
This story truly could be a page taken out of any soap opera storyline. TMZ broke the news about Zucker’s lawsuit against DOOL on Wednesday, February 8. In the suit, Zucker alleges that she was given a “take-it-or-leave-it” option when it came to contract negotiations, and producers refused to negotiate in good faith. After Arianne’s Days deal expired, she claims she was fired.
Zucker hopped into the land of Salem in 1998, playing the role of Nicole Walker. Over the years, the once manipulative gold digger traveled on a road to redemption and has become one of the more popular and staple characters on the soap.
In fact, her “Who’s your daddy” storyline with Baby Jude has taken center stage throughout 2023 and has kept fans on the edge of their seats.
Many fans believe she deserves a Daytime Emmy nod for her performances surrounding her thought-be loss of her newborn and the overdose incident that her daughter Holly Jonas (Ashley Puzemis) recently endured.
Zucker is engaged to former Days’ castmate, and actor Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel Jonas), and co-parents her daughter Isabella with ex-hubby and former DOOL alum, Kyle Lowder (ex-Rex Brady, Brady Black).
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