A Hollywood Reporter article last December accused Treem of creating a hostile work environment with sex scenes on The Affair that led to Ruth Wilson's exit. Treem's Affair past is important because she's adapting Curtis Sittenfeld novel Rodham, which imagines what would've happened if Hillary Rodham never married Bill Clinton and contains numerous sex scenes. "Specifically, Wilson was asked to appear naked in scenes where nudity was unimportant to the plot; occasionally, those scenes struck Wilson as non-consensual," says Lauren Evans. "On top of that, extraneous crew were often on set during those shoots. It would be one thing if Treem took Wilson’s complaints to heart, but based on the op-ed she wrote vigorously defending herself, dismissing Wilson’s concerns and suggesting the actor was being difficult, she did not." Evans adds: "None of this bodes well for Rodham, the book version of which contains lots....and lots...of sex scenes. Given her defensiveness when it came to Wilson, it’s difficult to imagine working conditions will improve this time around."
TOPICS: Hillary Clinton, Hulu, Showtime, The Affair, Rodham, Ruth Wilson, Sarah Treem, Sexual Misconduct