Famous actor Channing Tatum has decided to refuse a work project following allegations that Harvey Weinstein sexually abused and harassed a series of women. So, Channing will no longer work on a movie about sexual abuse in collaboration with Weinstein’s company.
“The brave women who had the courage to speak their truth about [Mr] Weinstein are true heroes to us,” Channing Tatum said according to BBC. “They are lifting the heavy bricks to build the equitable world we all deserve to live in,” he went on to add. Channing was working with The Weinstein Company at a movie about a boy who had been sexually abused. The actor was both starring in and directing the movie.
“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,” he went on add. “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.”
Weinstein denied all the sexual abuse allegations made against him. He did admit that his behavior may have “caused a lot of pain” in the past and apologized. A representative for the famous Hollywood producer said that all the sexual relationships that Weinstein had were consensual.