Hollywood is making its best efforts to distance itself from The Weinstein Company in the wake of sexual abuse allegations of the company’s founder Harvey Weinstein and his brother, Co-founder of the company, Bob Weinstein. As more and more victims come forward about Mr. Weinstein’s sexual misconduct with talent through the years, many companies, executives and actors themselves have come forward speaking against Harvey, his actions and how they no longer wish to associate themselves with TWC any longer.
Channing Tatum is the most recent actor to sever ties with TWC. The actor took to his social media profile and posted a message announcing that his most recent film project, that was being produced by TWC, is no longer moving forward. Check out his full statement below:
“The brave women who had the courage to speak up and speak their truth about Harvey Weinstein are true heroes to us. They are lifting the heavy bricks to build the equitable world we all deserve to live in. Our lone project in development with TWC — Matthew Quick’s brilliant book “Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock” — is a story about a boy whose life was torn asunder by sexual abuse. While we will no longer develop it or anything else that is property of TWC, we are reminded of its powerful message of healing in the wake of tragedy. This is a giant opportunity for real positive change that we proudly commit ourselves to. The truth is out — let’s finish what our incredible colleagues started and eliminate abuse from our creative culture once and for all”
It’s no secret that The Weinsein Company is behind some critically acclaimed films but reputation is irrelevant on situations such as this. It makes sense for celebrities and others to not want to be associated with TWc as to not appear complicit in Harvey’s actions.
What do you think GOC fam? Is Channing making the right decision? Let us know in the comments below.