Hughes, the only Black series regular, has left “ABC's American Housewife,” citing a “toxic environment”.
"I was no longer able to work in the toxic environment that was created on ‘American Housewife'. I made the decision to leave to protect myself from that type of discrimination. As a black woman in entertainment, I feel the responsibility to stand up for what I deserve, what we all deserve — to be treated equally. I wish the show well, and I am excited for a new chapter and to be able to pursue the opportunities ahead.”
Following an investigation into Hughes’ complaints, creator Sarah Dunn stopped being an active producer on the show, Mark J. Greenberg stepped down as line producer, and showrunners Rick Wiener and Kenny Schwartz underwent sensitivity training.