‘Hawaii Five-0’ showrunner defends CBS in equal-pay controversy: ‘The actors were getting unprecedented raises’

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“Hawaii Five-0” showrunner Peter Lenkov tweeted his comments on Thursday on the departure of series regulars Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim over CBS decision not to pay them the same as their white co-stars.

“CBS was extremely generous and proactive in their renegotiation talks,” Lenkov wrote. “So much so, the actors were getting unprecedented raises, but in the end they chose to move on.”

CBS’ final offer to the actors was reportedly “10-15% lower” than the salaries of co-stars Scott Caan and Alex O’Loughlin.

You can read Lenkov’s full statement below: