Channing Tatum Pulls New Movie from Weinstein Company After Sex Scandal
Channing Tatum has been in the process of developing a movie adaptation of Matthew Quick’s novel, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, which is about a young boy who was the victim of sexual abuse, with Reid Carolin for quite some time. The Weinstein Company had the rights to the project, but following co-founder Harvey Weinstein‘s sex scandal, the 37-year-old actor decided to pull it from the production company.
The Kingsman: The Golden Circle actor announced that he’d be cutting all ties with TWC on Instagram last night.
“The brave women who had the courage to stand up and speak their truth about Harvey Weinstein are true heroes to us,” Channing wrote. “They are lifting the heavy bricks to build the equitable world we all deserve to live in.”
He continued, “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.”
In case you aren’t aware, the 65-year-old movie producer was recently exposed for sexually harassing and assaulting DOZENS of females in Hollywood over the course of the past two decades. He initially took a leave of absence from the Weinstein Company, but ultimately was fired for his actions, as he absolutely should’ve been.
Here are just 19 of the female celebrities who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment/assault: