“I had no idea Vanessa was blacklisted,” Clooney said in a statement. “I take her at her word. I was not a writer or a producer or a director on that show. I had nothing to do with casting. I was an actor and only an actor. If she was told I was involved in any decision about her career then she was lied to. The fact that I couldn’t affect her career is only surpassed by the fact that I wouldn’t. “
Marquez, who played Nurse Wendy Goldman on the 1990s hit medical drama, had tweeted that Clooney “helped blacklist me when I spoke up abt harassment on ER.”
After her ER stint ended in 1997, Marquez’s only significant credits are appearances on the series Malcolm & Eddie.
In other tweets, the Mexican-American Marquez says other ER actors and producers made sexist and/or racist comments. She says that after speaking out, she was blacklisted by producers and network execs.