‘The brave women who had the courage to stand up and speak their truth about Harvey Weinstein are true heroes to us'
From the editors of InStyle US
Words by Jonathan Borge
Channing Tatum is taking action in the wake of the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
On Wednesday, the actor took to Facebook to announce that he and partner Reid Carolin will no longer continue to work on the development of Matthew Quick’s book Forgive Me Leonard Peacock into a film with The Weinstein Company. The story is about a boy whose life traumatically changed after being sexually abused.
‘The brave women who had the courage to stand up and speak their truth about Harvey Weinstein are true heroes to us. They are lifting the heavy bricks to build the equitable world we all deserve to live in,’ Tatum wrote on Facebook.
‘While we will no longer develop it or anything else that is property of TWC, we are reminded of its powerful message of healing in the wake of tragedy. This is a giant opportunity for real positive change that we proudly commit ourselves to,’ he said. Weinstein was fired as co-chairman of The Weinstein Company on Oct. 8 and resigned from the board of directors Tuesday.
‘The truth is out—let’s finish what our incredible colleagues started and eliminate abuse from our creative culture once and for all,’ Tatum continued.
While countless women have publicly shared their stories of sexual assault and harassment in the wake of the scandal, men are speaking out about the issue as well.
This week, the interim editor-in-chief of HuffPost India asked men to response on Twitter using the hashtag #IHearYou to show support, causing others to follow suit.