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Neal McDonough Fired for Refusing Sex Scenes

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LOS ANGELES MISSION'S THANKSGIVING MEAL FOR THE HOMELESS. NOVEMBER 27, 2002. (Bauer Griffin)more pics »Neal McDonough was all set to star in the new series Scoundrels with Virginia Madsen, but he was fired at the last minute. Why? He refused to engage in the steamy sex scenes the script called for between him and his co-star.

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According to the New York Daily News, this is something of a pattern for McDonough; he appeared on Desperate Housewives, but declined to get hot and heavy with Nicolette Sheridan. Same deal with his series Boomtown.

A source said, "It has cost him jobs, but the man is sticking to his principles."

McDonough will reportedly lose around one million dollars for his stance. ABC has replaced him with David James Elliott, in what they've called a simple casting change.

More pictures of Neal McDonough (click any photo):
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  • Neal McDonough in Samantha Harris at the Century Plaza Hotel
  • Neal McDonough in Samantha Harris at the Century Plaza Hotel
  • Neal McDonough in Samantha Harris at the Century Plaza Hotel
  • Neal McDonough in Samantha Harris at the Century Plaza Hotel
  • Neal McDonough in Samantha Harris at the Century Plaza Hotel
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