Channing Tatum Cuts Ties With The Weinstein Company

“This is a giant opportunity for real positive change,” says “Magic Mike” star

Last Updated: October 18, 2017 @ 5:33 PM

Channing Tatum is parting ways with The Weinstein Company, amid a sexual-misconduct scandal surrounding its ousted boss Harvey Weinstein.

In a Facebook post Wednesday, Tatum and his producing partner Reid Carolin said they were pulling out of a project in development with the company, adding , “we will no longer develop it or anything else that is property of TWC.”

“The brave women who had the courage to stand 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,” the pair said in a statment. “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.”

The company has been under the cloud of scandal since earlier this month, when a bombshell New York Times report was published alleging decades of sexual misconduct by the now-disgraced film mogul. A subsequent New Yorker article included further allegations of misconduct.

Weinstein was fired from the company on October 8, and formally resigned from the company on Tuesday, following a showdown with the surviving members of his board of directors.

Since the New York Times story was published, numerous actresses have come forward with accusations against Weinstein, including Abgelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and “Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey.

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Weinstein has also been condemned by dozens of celebrities since the allegations surfaced.