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Blue Bloods' Jennifer Esposito Tweets about CBS Treatment Relating to her ... - IVCPOST
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Blue Bloods' Jennifer Esposito Tweets about CBS Treatment Relating to her ...

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Celiac disease has cost Blue Bloods' star Jennifer Esposito her job, at least temporarily. CBS released a statement saying Esposito, who plays Detective Jackie Curatola, "informed us [CBS] that she is only available to work on a very limited part-time ...

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OK - I know I will get killed for stating this but WTF?

If she is following a gluten-free diet why wouldn't she be able to work?

Sounds like it is indeed a negotiating ploy that CBS called her out on.

Just my opinion.

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OK - I know I will get killed for stating this but WTF?

If she is following a gluten-free diet why wouldn't she be able to work?

Sounds like it is indeed a negotiating ploy that CBS called her out on.

Just my opinion.

I had that same thought as well.

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After experiencing "Celiac recovery" and reading others accounts; I'd refrain from judgement.

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I'm only speculating, but one of the articles mentioned that the network gave the impression they think it's 'all in her head'. Sound familiar? And It may be while they're 'on set', they put in very long days. And trying to maintain a gluten-free diet in those conditions may be pretty challenging. Plus they were apparently not allowing her to work elsewhere, and she's on unpaid leave. Though I could certainly give her some pointers on living a very low-budget lifestyle. :)

I don't watch the show myself, but I'm on the side of thinking she may well have a valid complaint.

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When I read this my thought was her job requires her to work long hours - if she can't she needs to find another job. Might seem harsh, but I couldn't work long hours long after removing gluten and don't believe my employers were responsible for my not being able to work long hours nor should they be responsible to make provisions for my work to be done for me when my absences increased. In my case, I had some very good days and then would be unable to work without notice - if this is happening to Jennifer, perhaps she should wait until she is completely healed to accept a full time acting role.

I don't think she was using it as a negotiating tool and perhaps CBS could have handled it better...just not enough details to know.

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Fellow celiacs could be more sympathetic. TSK TSK

Like me, this woman suffered for MANY years before she was diagnosed, so she may have some residual complications. It's not "Go gluten free and you are all better" for everyone.

Do not judge anyone until you have the facts first. I could never work full time right now as I heal from long unDXed celiac.

She took the job with the understanding it was part time.

The Gluten Dude has met Ms. Esposito and knows the FACTS.

Do not believe the media bullsh*t

http://glutendude.com/celebrities/jennifer-esposito-celiac-cbs-blue-bloods/

http://glutendude.com/celebrities/jennifer-esposito-cbs-celiac-fiasco/

This poor woman is getting her ass kicked and celiacs everywhere should be blasting CBS with emails.

"CBS cares"? No, they don't.

We are not hearing the whole story here. I only know it because I read the Gluten Dude's blog and he met with JE on Saturday.

This is BS. She agreed to a part time role while she heals and her part grew as her character became more popular. She tried to keep up, but it was too much and she collapsed from fatigue on the set. Her doc said she needs a reduced work load, but they will not accommodate her.

They claim she is "doing this for more money". No, she isn't.

So they are writing her character out ---and she's been blocked from working elsewhere.

Does this seem fair?

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