Channing Tatum pulls Weinstein abuse movie

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Channing Tatum has stopped the development of a film about the sexual abuse, of which he had been taken with Harvey Weinstein company.

Mr. Weinstein is unequivocally denies” allegations of sexual assault, harassment and rape.

The Oscar-winning producer has been fired as chairman of The Weinstein Company, last week, when the allegations emerged.

Tatum said: “The brave women who had the courage to speak their truth about [Mr.] Weinstein are heroes for us.”

“They are lifting heavy bricks to build the world fair, we all deserve to live in.

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“Our unique project in development with The Weinstein Company (TWC) – Matthew Quick brilliant book, forgive Me, Leonard Peacock is the story of a boy whose life has been torn apart by sexual abuse.

“Then we will no longer develop it or any other thing which is the property of TWC, we are reminded of its powerful message of healing in the wake of the tragedy.

“This is a giant opportunity for real, positive change that we are proud to hire us.

“The truth is out – we will finish what our amazing colleagues have started and to eliminate the abuses of our creative culture, once and for all.”

The project would have seen Tatum, as well as starring in the film, directing for the first time, alongside Reid Carolin.

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During this time, Mr. Weinstein is driver Mickael Chemloul has told French TELEVISION channel BFMTV that he had to drive around the “tears aspiring actresses for him.”

“We are all afraid of him,” he said.

“When he is back in anger, it was unbearable, agonizing. It was stifling hot.”

Mr. Chemloul, who worked for the producer of Cannes from 2008 to 2013, said: “I had the feeling of driving of poor innocent people, innocent girls, to the mouth of the wolf, and I couldn’t tell them,” watch where you’re head – it’s dangerous.

“When they left the Weinstein place, there was sadness; they were melancholy.

“I didn’t know what had happened, but I’ve had the console – offer them water, or a cigarette.”

Game of Thrones actress Lena Headley and Beautiful Girls star Lauren Holly have also come forward to say that they were victims of abuse or harassment by Mr. Weinstein.

And, on Wednesday, of the University of Harvard has said that it would be stripping him of the Wood of the medal which has been awarded in 2014 for his contribution to the african-American culture.

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Mr. Weinstein is two companies, Miramax and The Weinstein Company have made some of the greatest films of Hollywood.

He admitted his behaviour had “caused a lot of pain,” but it has described a large number of the allegations against him as “patently false”.

His representative said: “any allegation of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied,” and there was “never any acts of retribution” against women who turned him down.

During this time, a She of Los Angeles, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence both shared stories of harassment and sexual abuse earlier in their careers at the hands of other producers and directors.

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