A week after he resigned as CEO of Warner Bros. Kevin Tsujihara will also step down from the Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality, a representative from the commission told TheWrap.
Tsujihara resigned from Warner Bros. last week following an investigation into his past relationship with actress Charlotte Kirk. The Hollywood Reporter published texts between Kirk and Tsujihara that suggested she sought his help in obtaining acting jobs after engaging in a sexual relationship with him. Both Tsujihara and Kirk denied any wrongdoing.
“The members of the Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality are not the 26 executives who serve as Commissioners but rather the 26 studios, networks, streaming services, talent agencies, trade associations, and unions they represent. Hence, as a result of his resignation as CEO of Warner Bros Entertainment, Kevin Tsujihara cannot and will not continue to serve as a Commissioner. The Commission looks forward to welcoming a new representative from Warner Bros when the company appoints a new CEO,” the Commission said in a statement.
The Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Inclusion was founded by Kathleen Kennedy in conjunction with Nina Shaw, Freada Kapor Klein and Maria Eitel, and chaired by Anita Hill.
Tsujihara is the second high-powered Hollywood executive to leave the commission within the last year. Former CBS CEO Les Moonves stepped down from the commission in August, shortly after the publication of a New Yorker article detailing accusations of sexual abuse by six women. Moonves resigned from CBS in September.
The news of Tsujihara’s removal from the Commission was first reported by Deadline.