Warner CEO Out After Pulling a Reverse Weinstein, Giving Terrible Actress Roles in Blockbuster Films Because She Slept With Him

Remember all those stories about how Harvey Weinstein got actresses blacklisted because they wouldn’t suck his dick or watch him jerk off into a plant? Kevin Tsujihara, the (now former) chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. went the other way with it and got movie roles for Charlotte Kirk because she was sleeping with him.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the story of the sex-for-roles scheme earlier this month.

According to the text messages, Tsujihara said he would arrange for Kirk to meet with studio executives on Warner Bros. film and TV projects, a highly unorthodox effort for the chairman of a studio. On March 3, 2015, a frustrated Kirk texted him to say, “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. Are u going to help me like u said u would?” Tsujihara responded: “Sorry you feel that way. Richard will be reaching out to u tonight.” Other texts make clear that the reference was to Richard Brener, then president of production at Warners’ New Line label. (There was no indication that Brener was aware of any relationship between Kirk and Tsujihara. Brener, through a WarnerMedia rep, declined to comment.)

I love this so much. Brett Ratner is the one who set them up, by the way. But I love that she felt used because the guy she was sleeping with wasn’t getting her enough movie roles, not because he was trading sex for film roles.

It gets better when you read the statement that Warner gave THR about Tsujihara’s resignation.

Stankey added, “Kevin has contributed greatly to the studio’s success over the past 25 years and for that we thank him. Kevin acknowledges that his mistakes are inconsistent with the Company’s leadership expectations and could impact the Company’s ability to execute going forward.”


There’s an important lesson to be learned here. If you’re going to promise someone movie roles in exchange for sleeping with you, make sure they have some talent. It’s hard to get serious acting roles for someone who lacks the acting talent of those women who realized they don’t have their purses halfway through their taxi ride. Seriously, she slept with two rich dudes with connections at Warner and all she got was a bit part in Ocean’s 8. She really needs to set her sights on being a model, it’s like being an actress without all that pesky acting and you get to sleep with a much higher class of rich men twice your age.

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