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Melissa McCarthy

FIRES EXTRA FROM SET

For Mistreating Little Kid

5/21/2013 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Melissa McCarthy
's got some serious pull on the set of her new movie -- 'cause the "Bridesmaids" star just FIRED an extra for mistreating her own little kid on set ... TMZ has learned.

It happened yesterday in Wilmington, NC ... where she's filming "Tammy," directed by her hubby Ben Falcone.

The extra, a woman in her 20s, brought along her child -- age approximately 4-5 -- for the daylong shoot by a lake ... and the standard $58 payday ... sources tell TMZ.

Witnesses say the young mom had been struggling with her kid all morning ... constantly harping on the child to "stop it" and quiet down ... loudly enough to disrupt the production, which included more than 200 extras.

Sources say the last straw came when the mom harshly jerked the child up in the air by the wrist -- and McCarthy saw it all. The director IMMEDIATELY had PAs bounce the woman ... saying she wouldn't tolerate abuse on her set ... and that was that.

The woman's identity was not disclosed. Reps for McCarthy had no immediate comment.

Moral of the story: Don't attempt anything shady around Melissa McCarthy ... she's ALWAYS ON WATCH ...

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1.

StarryStarryNight    

GOOD!!!

428 days ago
2.

Too short    

Awesome!!!!

428 days ago
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Lionnnnnesssss    

LOVE HER even more now!! Well done!

428 days ago
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Cricket    

Good for her. I love Melissa, she's not only talented but seems down to earth and intelligent.

428 days ago
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kimmi    

Good for her. I still don't like her "acting," but at least she's a decent person.

428 days ago
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whatd'a    

Can only imagine what happened to that poor kid after they left the set. Hopefully someone followed up to make sure the kid was okay.

428 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

I applaud her choice as a director...but that kid's gettin' his ass beat as we speak.

428 days ago
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tleeg    

Thats awesome

428 days ago
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Dgothamnyc    

Oh that's right you just FIRE her off the set so she goes home @ Beats her child more! bravo!

428 days ago
10.

Dan Frederiksen    

What about the 58$ abuse? who got fired for that?

428 days ago
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Sarah    

This is great to hear!!! I hope that woman has learned something.

428 days ago
12.

Louise    

And I'm sure mom took out on that poor little kid even more after being fired. :(

428 days ago
13.

lily    

Well, good, but I hope the mom didn't beat the crap out of the kid at home.

428 days ago
14.

Dee    

I just love that woman!

428 days ago
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Jody    

I would have booted her for bringing her kid along and then disrupting the set by having to constantly get onto the kid. The moral of the story is don't bring your kid to work.

428 days ago
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