Idris Elba reportedly rushed to the aid of a theatre-goer attending his new play in Manchester on Wednesday night, after she suffered a seizure.
Elba's play, called Tree and starring Sinead Cusack and Alfred Enoch, is being stage as part of the Manchester International Festival, which officially opened last night, with performances from Yoko Ono and Janelle Monae.
"Elba said that Tree was workshopped with Henley and Allen-Martin, but in order to secure a commission "[they] all understood that [the project] had to take a new direction".
But Sarah Henley and Tori Allen-Martin say they worked on the project for four years before being "pushed off" by "far more powerful people".
He adds that both he and Kwei-Armah "will continue to offer opportunities and to support the next generation of writers and talent".
They also said that they conceived the idea for the show, which is billed as a creative collaboration between Elba and the director Kwame Kwei-Armah.
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And then the bitterness of Idris Elba for the accusation: "The result is an accusation of plagiarism and discrimination".
The play blends drama, music, and dance, and follows one man's journey into the heart of contemporary South Africa.
The actor said Allen-Martin and Henley are still included in the play's acknowledgements. "We were left without any writers and had to start work very quickly", he wrote.
They acknowledged that "moving the original writers off a project isn't unusual and can be done professionally and amicably", but added "the levels of intimidation and disrespect we faced were totally unacceptable, soul-destroying and as we've since heard - not uncommon for up and coming theatre writers, particularly female ones".
Responding to the claims made by the women in a blog post entitled Tree: A Story Of Gender And Power In Theatre, Elba said the production was instead based on the story of his father.