Kevin Tsujihara, the chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, has resigned following allegations that he had used his position as the storied film studio head to find actress Charlotte Kirk a work at the studio.
Two weeks ago, the Warner Bros. chief apologized to his staff for "mistakes in my personal life that have caused pain and embarrassment" and vowed that he won't do it again but will do better.
However, he has now stepped down.
WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey reportedly told employees,
It was a decision made with the best, long-term interests of the Company, our employees and our partners in mind. Kevin has acknowledged that his mistakes are inconsistent with the company’s leadership expectations and could impact the company’s ability to execute going forward.
Kevin, 54, who had joined the studio in 1994, became its head in early 2013. He had recently gained responsibilities in the company to oversight new kids and young adults business.
A Hollywood Reporter article published on March 6 detailed private text messages between Kevin and Charlotte which showed him promising her movie roles in exchange for sex.
WarnerMedia has continued to investigate the misconduct allegations made against Tsujihara. In a memo to WarnerMedia staffers, John vowed to limit the disruption from the leadership shift for employees.
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