The accuser claimed that the actors verbally and physically harassed her, and she filed a lawsuit after she was fired from the set after complaining about Savage's hand-holding, requests for an affair and sexual remarks.
"So I just thought [the lawsuit] was a big joke and it was going to blow over," Mills said. “It’s a little bit like what’s happening now – some innocent people can get caught up in this stuff; it’s very tricky. It was so not true."
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The allegations were eventually dropped, and the matter was settled outside of court.
"I just thought this was a joke. You know, they bought her off, which really made me mad," Mills recalled. "That was incorrigible that the network did that; they should never have paid her off. They wanted to avoid a scandal or something, but it made them look guilty. You know, you don't pay someone off when there was no crime; you just fire the girl."
In 2016, Rolling Stone ranked "The Wonder Years" No. 63 on its list of 100 greatest TV shows of all time.