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Wed Mar 6, 2019, 10:55 PM

Warner Bros. chair being investigated for sexual misconduct

Source: Associated Press

Warner Bros. chair being investigated for sexual misconduct

By LINDSEY BAHR and JAKE COYLE
March 6, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — WarnerMedia is investigating claims that Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara promised acting roles in exchange for sex as detailed in The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday.

The article includes text messages between British actress Charlotte Kirk and Tsujihara going back to 2013 when they were introduced by Australian billionaire James Packer at the Hotel Bel Air past midnight. Packer and his business partner Brett Ratner were close to closing a production deal with the studio at the time.

The messages suggest a quid pro quo sexual relationship between the aspiring actress and the studio head in which he made promises that he’d introduce her to influential executives and she’d be considered for roles in movies and television. They also show she was determined to hold Tsujihara, Packer and Ratner accountable.

“You’re very busy I know but when we were in that motel having sex u said u would help me and when u just ignore me like you’re doing now it makes me feel used,” Kirk writes in one of the reported texts. “Are u going to help me like u said u would?”

Some messages also imply that Kirk believes that she was used to help close the $450-million co-financing deal for Packer and Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/1fcbca524d7c43ac906367a859150920

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Related: "I Need to Be Careful": Texts Reveal Warner Bros. CEO Promoted Actress Amid Apparent Sexual Relationship (The Hollywood Reporter)

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