The Weinstein scandal, dominated by the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, have plagued Film and TV news for the past week or so. More stories, confessions, and disgust continue, and for some (rightfully), the news merits divorce from the company and its associates. That is the case for Channing Tatum, who has ditched development on Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Tatum and producing partner Reid Carolin announced that they were ceasing development on the adaptation of Matthew Quick‘s 2013 novel in wake of the crisis at TWC. The story rather coincidentally tells the plight of a young boy with homicidal and suicidal plans following experiences of sexual abuse.
The brave women who had the courage to stand up and speak their truth about Harvey Weinstein are true heroes to us. They…
Tatum gave credit to the “brave women” who have spoken out amidst the explosive story, and expressed hope that more will speak up and act to prevent such atrocities from being so prevalent in the future.
The move shows that TWC is struggling to stand, despite the firing of Harvey from the company. Brother Bob Weinstein has also been accused of sexual harassment, and the company board are under continued criticism for failing to unveil the abuse that has been going on for years.
It is without a doubt that this story will maintain it speed for some time, as both victims come forward, and others condemn the actions of Hollywood execs.