The backstage drama at Days of our Lives continues to unfold. On the heels of reports that Arianne Zucker is suing the show for wrongful termination and other matters, Albert Alarr, who was ousted from the show last year from his position as co-executive producer/director, is speaking out on the suit’s allegations against him.
Days of our Lives: Albert Alarr Weighs In
Robert M. Barta, Alarr’s attorney, has sent Soap Hub the following statement: “As Albert said when Ms. Zucker first leveled these outrageous claims through the press last year, her baseless allegations were examined in a detailed and entirely independent investigation that lasted for two months. Dozens of individuals cooperated and every claim was thoroughly looked into. At the end of that process, the decision was made that Albert should continue in his role as Co-Executive Producer of Days of Our Lives.
“As Ms. Zucker’s own lawsuit all but admits, at a time of industry-wide cutbacks, she was aggressively seeking a significant personal pay increase and additional influence on the show,” the statement continues. “Having failed in those attempts, she is now – again – trying to exploit vile stereotypes to denigrate and demean a Black man who was in a position of power.
“Well, enough is enough. Every day for decades, Albert worked with hundreds of people who can – and will – testify about the falsity of Ms. Zucker’s mischaracterizations of him,” Barta’s statement concludes. “We relish having a chance to share the truth and putting an end to her offensive claims once and for all.”
Zucker is currently appearing in a front-burner storyline on DAYS as her character, Nicole is unaware, that her son, Jude, is alive and being raised by Sloan Petersen (Jessica Serfaty) and Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan), ironically, the tot’s true biological dad. Soap Hub will continue to bring updates as this story develops.