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'The Goldbergs' star defends himself amid claims of bad behavior on set, more news

Wonderwall Logo By Mark Gray of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 5: Jeff Garlin has admitted to being the subject of several human resources probes over his behavior on the set of "The Goldbergs." Amid rumblings claiming he'd been fired from the ABC show, he told Vanity Fair, "No, I was not fired from The Goldbergs. I have not been fired from The Goldbergs." Jeff said the HR department has investigated him for the last three years due to things he's said on set. "It's always the same thing. It's about me and my silliness on set. They don't think it's appropriate. I do. That's where we're at. I've not been fired because of it. We just think differently," he said during the interview. Some of the complaints center on Jeff's penchant for hugging. "If somebody is offended by what I say I, all I can say is, I'm sorry. Okay? I have never physically come at anyone, for any reason, so that I find it terribly confusing and untrue," he said. "And it's quick hugs, but I didn't realize that anyone was feeling—so if you want to write that story, that's a true story. It puts the onus on them to say something, and I would gladly respect anyone who said, 'Please don't hug me. I don't feel comfortable.'"

Probe admission

Jeff Garlin has admitted to being the subject of several human resources probes over his behavior on the set of "The Goldbergs." Amid rumblings claiming he'd been fired from the ABC show, he told Vanity Fair, "No, I was not fired from The Goldbergs. I have not been fired from The Goldbergs." Jeff said the HR department has investigated him for the last three years due to things he's said on set. "It's always the same thing. It's about me and my silliness on set. They don't think it's appropriate. I do. That's where we're at. I've not been fired because of it. We just think differently," he said during the interview. Some of the complaints center on Jeff's penchant for hugging. "If somebody is offended by what I say I, all I can say is, I'm sorry. Okay? I have never physically come at anyone, for any reason, so that I find it terribly confusing and untrue," he said. "And it's quick hugs, but I didn't realize that anyone was feeling—so if you want to write that story, that's a true story. It puts the onus on them to say something, and I would gladly respect anyone who said, 'Please don't hug me. I don't feel comfortable.'"

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