Wonder Years star, Fred Savage, is the latest in a string of celebrities who have been accused of harassment over the past 12 months.

Savage has strenuously denied claims that were made by a female costumer who worked on his Fox TV show, The Grinder. 

The allegations were made by YoungJoo Hwang, who has filed a lawsuit for alleged gender harassment, assault, battery and gender discrimination. According to Variety, Hwang claims that Savage's "aggressive behavior, intimidation, and constant use of profanities aimed toward female employees was left unchecked,"

Savage told E! News: "I was made aware that a woman working in the costume department of a show I was on almost three years ago has claimed that I treated her harshly on set simply because she was a woman. These accusations are completely without merit and absolutely untrue."

Fox responded to these claims with a statement of their own, which was given to E! News. It read: "Fox takes all allegations of improper conduct very seriously. We conducted a thorough investigation into these allegations and found no evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of Mr. Savage. We will vigorously defend him against these unfounded claims."

In a press conference, which was held alongside with her lawyer, Hwang told the media that Savage would "routinely curse at me, yell at me, demean me, when all I was trying to do was my job." She added that she believed she was "not the only woman that Savage targeted."

Hwang also said that it was the #MeToo movement that inspired her to speak out.

Savage responded to these claims by stating that he fully participated with all elements of the Fox investigation, but the claims made against his good name "could not be substantiated because they did not happen." 

He added: "While none of the accusations being leveled at me are true, I wholeheartedly support all people who feel they are being mistreated come forward and speak to human resources and those in charge. We have witnessed so much bravery from those speaking out recently, but I will just as boldly protect myself and my family from those seeking to tarnish my good name. I cannot let these people in particular denigrate me while harming the message of thousands of women and others who have suffered and continue to suffer." 

One of Savage's co-workers on The Grind, Ben Wexler, spoke out on Twitter in support of the Wonder Years' star. He wrote: "I worked on The Grinder and this is literally the first I'm hearing of this. @thefredsavage is one of the best guys in the business - I've known him for 20 years and have never seen him be anything but kind & gracious."

The Grinder lasted just one season and aired in 2015.