Posted March 19, Warner Bros chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest-ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, has stepped down from the studio following claims that he promised roles to an actress in exchange for sex. John Stankey, chief executive of parent company WarnerMedia, announced Mr Tsujihara's exit as chairman and chief executive of Warner Bros, saying his departure was in the studio's "best interest".
Warner Bros. Kirk ended up appearing in two films under Warner Bros. Tsujihara had no direct role in the hiring of this actress.
Embattled Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara apologized to staff on Friday following the publication of a report alleging that he helped a woman get auditions after they had engaged in a sexual relationship. I realized some time ago you are right to expect more from me and I set a course to do better.
Kevin Tsujihara, poses for photos in a screening room at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. WarnerMedia is investigating claims that Warner Bros. The article includes text messages between British actress Charlotte Kirk and Tsujihara going back to when they were introduced by Australian billionaire James Packer at the Hotel Bel Air past midnight.
WarnerMedia is launching an investigation into allegations that Warner Bros. Entertainment chief Kevin Tsujihara had an affair with an actress and subsequently tried to help her land roles in Warner Bros. The studio previously investigated the allegations in the fall of and found no wrongdoing or abuse of power by Tsujihara, who is married.
Warner Bros. Kirk, who is British and in her 20s, eventually appeared in small roles in two Warner Bros. I realized some time ago you are right to expect more from me and I set a course to do better.
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Chief Executive Officer Kevin Tsujihara is leaving the studio over allegations that he had a sexual relationship with an actress he helped promote, adding to the number of Hollywood moguls toppled by scandal. The year-old executive had an affair with actress Charlotte Kirk and helped her get roles in movies, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter. Tsujihara is the latest high-profile Hollywood figure accused of impropriety since the MeToo movement put heavier scrutiny on the industry and its executives. The executive is married and has children.
Once known for his box office hits, Ratner is now associated with homophobia and sexual harassment. He's now accused of facilitating Hollywood's "casting couch. The deal closed three days after the actress allegedly had her rendeazvous with the studio head, according to THR journalists Tatiana Siegel and Kim Masters.