The repurcussions of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault allegations are being felt throughout Hollywood. In a recent development, Channing Tatum, who was set to make his directorial debut with Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, decided to step down from the project which was in development with The Weinstein Company.
Tatum made the announcement via social media. He wrote:
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 . . .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 statement was signed “Chan and Reid.”
In light of recent events, it is likely that more projects will be pulled from The Weinstein Company as filmmakers decide to distance themselves from Harvey Weinstein.