Channing Tatum has cut ties with The Weinstein Company.
The news come just one day after The Weinstein Company’s board of directors terminated Harvey Weinstein. As of late, Weinstein has been pinned with allegations of sexual harassment and assault by more than 40 women. The scandal has sparked much conversation on social media, and has actually encouraged women to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault with the hashtag, #MeToo.
Channing Tatum posted this message from himself and Reid Carolin to Instagram.
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. 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 film adaption of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock — a fiction novel written by Matthew Quick — was set to be Tatum’s directorial debut alongside Reid Carolin.
What do you think of Channing Tatum’s decision? Let us know in the comments or at @WhatsTrending on Twitter.