Warner Bros.’ Tsujihara steps down following scandal
|National Post 19 Mar 2019 at 05:59|
As Warner Bros. chairman and chief executive officer at one of Hollywood’s most powerful and prestigious studios, Tsujihara is one of the highest ranking executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations. Warner media chief executive John Stankey announced Tsujihara’s exit Monday, saying it was in the studio’s “best interest.”
Earlier this month, WarnerMedia launched an investigation following a Hollywood Reporter story that detailed text messages between Tsujihara and British actress Charlotte Kirk going back to 2013, when they were introduced by Australian billionaire James Packer at the Hotel Bel Air. Packer and his business partner Brett Ratner were close to closing a production deal with the studio at the time. The messages suggest a quid pro quo sexual relationship between the aspiring actress and the studio head, in which he made promises that he’d introduce her to influential executives and she’d be considered for roles in movies and television. They also show she was determined to hold Tsujihara, Packer and Ratner accountable.
Tsujihara apologized to his staff amid the investigation in a memo, saying he regrets making mistakes in his personal life that have caused pain and embarrassment to people he loves and the company.
Ratner was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017 by multiple women, which he has denied, but led to Warner Bros. cutting ties with him as the studio waited for the RatPac financing deal to expire in March 2018.
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I am reminded of the Gomery inquiry. Quid pro quos, greasy influence over civil servants, too much power in the PMO: It all seems awfully familiar, doesn’t it?