DOOL Arianne Zucker Holds Media Conference, Offers More Details Around Her Firing & Lawsuit

DOOL Arianne Zucker Holds Media Conference, Offers More Details Around Her Firing & Lawsuit

Days of Our Lives (DOOL) is seemingly living out some real-life drama right now. The longtime star of the show, Arianne Zucker (Nicole DiMera) recently launched a wrongful dismissal legal suit against Corday Productions, Executive Producer of the show, Ken Corday, and former Executive Producer, Albert Alarr.

On February 8th, she held a press conference with her attorney, Anahita Sedaghatfar, and provided more interesting details on her experience and reason for her lawsuit.

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During the press conference, Zucker had a prepared statement and introduced herself as a “committed and loyal” employee of DOOL, playing the role of Nicole Walker since 1998.

Zucker notes that over the years she became a mentor, friend, confidante, and advocate for those who felt as if they didn’t have a voice. She adds that she also became a sounding board for those close to her.

In the prepared statement, Zucker goes on to say that she had seen her female co-workers get violated, degraded, and sexually harassed for some time by Albert Alarr, DOOL’s former executive producer. She notes that she too was sexually harassed, violated, and degraded by Alarr. She states in the spring of 2023, she saw many of her female coworkers leave the show.

Zucker alleges that she finally gained the courage to come forward about Alarr and what he did. She tried to address this with Ken Corday; however, he would not speak to her directly about the matter.

She approached a male employee at the Corday Productions offices but was dis-swayed on lodging a complaint.

But, she adds that she persisted, even though she knew the ramifications of coming forward. The next day, Zucker notes that an HR representative approached her from Sony HR, as (she points out), Corday Productions did not have an HR department.

Days News: Alarr Continued On, Despite Claims

Zucker claims that after an official complaint was lodged with Sony, and an internal investigation was launched, Alarr was still on set, despite the awkwardness of his being there.

In fact, he wasn’t fired until the Deadline article surfaced and the petition was launched. Zucker points out that her agents received emails after the launch of the investigation noting a reduction in pay.

She also adds that her character was written off the show for several weeks during the investigation, but was eventually brought back in August 2023, thanks to her lawyer, Sedaghatfar, who got involved.

Zucker alleges that she was treated differently by several crew members close to Alarr, as well as Corday, once she returned.

Days News: He-Said/She-Said Situation

Arianne got very emotional near the end of the press conference, claiming that as a result of standing up for herself and others, she claims she was “pushed out” of her career at DOOL.

She alleges she was eventually released from the show, but not before she tried to have a verbal conversation with her agents, lawyers, and Corday Productions, to stay on the show, because she needed a job, but was refused.

Zucker alleges She also notes that she was warned she could get fired and that those people were right.

Stay tuned to this site for more Days of Our Lives news and updates, as this story continues to unfold.

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