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Report: FDNY Inspector Alleges Cover-Up In Deadly Blaze On Ed Norton Movie Set

July 12, 2018 - 9:16 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Legal papers claim an FDNY inspector in the investigation into a movie set fire in Washington Heights in March that killed firefighter Michael Davidson was removed from the case for suggesting a possible cover-up.

The Daily News reports investigator Scott Specht claims he was subjected to a pattern of harassment as his boss -- Deputy Chief Fire Marshal John Lynn -- allowed Ed Norton's production company to dodge the investigation.

The report says a three-page notice lays out a 'pattern of harassment' by Lynn who Specht alleges let 'the Hollywood elite' avoid a full investigation.

Specht said combustible materials were used on the set of 'Motherless Brooklyn' at St. Nicholas Ave and 149th Street. Ed Norton was acting and directing in the film, Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin were also co-starring. Specht is seeking at least $1 million in damages. Norton's company has been slapped with a $7-million suit.

The FDNY and city law department had no comment.