Actor Jason Mitchell is being accused of defaulting on a massive loan weeks after losing his job on “The Chi.”
According to court documents obtained by The Blast. Comerica Bank is suing Mitchell and his company Blackunicorn, Inc. The suit accuses the actor of breach of contact over an unpaid loan.
In December 2016, Comerica Bank says they provided Mitchell with a $60,000 loan. The bank claims Mitchell was making all required payments until June 2019.
The bank accuses Mitchell of defaulting on the loan the month after he was accused of sexually harrassing his “The Chi” costar Tiffany Boone. The actress complained to producers about Mitchell allegedly sexually harassing her on set. She claimed to feel unsafe while shooting scenes with him.
Comerica Bank says despite numerous demands for payment Mitchell has refused to pay up. The current balance of the loan is $59,268.50 (principal) + $3,149.46 (interest) and $145 (late charges). They say “no part of such balance has been paid.”
Mitchell is being sued for $70,674.16 plus attorney fees.
In May 2019, Mitchell was dropped by “The Chi”, his talent agent UTA and his management team. He first lost a role in a Netflix movie “Desperados.” He allegedly was fired after making actresses’ uncomfortable after arriving on set. According to reports, Netflix investigated the situation after the actor allegedly made “highly inappropriate remarks to two actresses in the film.”
Mitchell has been keeping a low profile since the allegations came to light. He shared a photo on Instagram with his “Straight Outta Compton” costars O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Corey Hawkins. He wrote, “Happy birthday doggy dog.. remember that time me you and Corey took over the world.. well I miss those days and it’s time for us to do it again…”
Boone recently addressed the situation with Mitchell on social media. She spoke about standing up for herself and the consequences she feared, “You don’t carelessly leave a ‘hit show’ that is praised by your community.”
She added, “I deeply love Chicago and the people of that city who have embraced me. I felt honored and privileged to be a part of telling their story. The weight of what I was leaving behind felt like a ton, but the weight of my responsibility to speak up was even heavier. There were people who questioned my decision. How could I be sure I would work again, especially on a project of that magnitude? I wasn’t sure, but I had faith that once I took that leap I could be guided wherever I was supposed to go.”