Paula Patton has dumped management company Primary Wave Entertainment after the rape and sexual assault accusations against its former co-CEO, David Guillod, TheWrap has learned exclusively. In addition, he has been stripped of executive producer credits on two shows.
Patton, star of the films “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” “Hitch” and “Warcraft,” as well as the TV show “Somewhere Between,” follows Kristin Chenoweth and Gina Rodriguez, both of whom left Primary Wave after the first accusation against Guillod.
Meanwhile, the new AT&T Audience Network told TheWrap on Wednesday that Guillod will no longer serve as an executive producer on its shows “Hit the Road” and “Loudermilk.” He also executive produced last year’s “Atomic Blonde.”
Guillod resigned from Primary Wave Entertainment on Nov. 4, two days after “Ted” actress Jessica Barth told TheWrap that Guillod drugged and raped her in 2012. Since Guillod’s resignation, TheWrap has reported on three other rape accusations: One involving an assistant in 2014, before Guillod joined Primary Wave, and two involving women who say he drugged and raped them at his home in Los Feliz in July 2015.
Guillod has denied any nonconsensual sex occurred.
“Paula Patton has decided to leave Primary Wave and will no longer be represented by them,” a rep for the actress told TheWrap. She signed with Primary Wave in August 2016, at the same time as actor Mike Epps.
Guillod is accused of raping the assistant at a retreat for his previous company, Intellectual Artists Management, before it merged to become part of Primary Wave Entertainment in 2015. Because she received a $60,000 payment and was required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, Primary Wave is now investigating whether Guillod tried to cover up the accusation to ensure the merger went through.
“Mr. Guillod denies any allegations of nonconsensual sex,” his attorney, Philip Kent Cohen, said last week in a statement to TheWrap. “His defense team has interviewed multiple witnesses that contradict these accusations and we are confident that his name will be cleared.”
On Friday, Primary Wave Entertainment called the accusations “deeply disturbing and horrific.”
“When faced with the initial allegations against David Guillod, we acted swiftly and decisively as Primary Wave Entertainment has a zero-tolerance policy against sexual harassment and misconduct,” the company said in a statement.