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Afton Williamson Left 'The Rookie' Over Claims of Racial Discrimination and Harassment


The hit ABC show The Rookie premiered its second season on Sept. 29, and fans were stunned that a familiar face on the show was missing. The premise of the show centers on Nathan Fillion's character, John Nolan, who joins the LAPD at the age of 45, making him the oldest-ever rookie on the squad. Afton Williamson starred as Talia Bishop, a training officer who took on Nolan and had aspirations to one day become the chief of police. 

Talia was written off the show, and fans are wondering why Afton Williamson chose to leave the well-rated TV show in its prime. Afton is now speaking out about several incidents of racial discrimination that she experienced while filming the first season. Why did Talia leave The Rookie? Details on Afton's statement regarding her exit, and what happened to her character in the wake of her absence.