Morgan Spurlock Leaving Production Company

The 47-year-old is leaving his position as CEO of Warrior Poets, CNN reports. The site obtained a note from Spurlock’s Warrior Poets partners Matthew Galkin and Jeremy Chilnick which states that Spurlock is “stepping down effective immediately.”

This news comes just two days after the producer, known for his Super Size Me documentary, admitted to sexual misconduct in an open letter .

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?'” Spurlock began his Twitter post .

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?'” Spurlock began his

“You see, I’ve come to understand after months of these revelations, that I am not some innocent bystander, I am also a part of the problem,” he continued, “I’m sure I’m not alone in this thought, but I can’t blindly act as though I didn’t somehow play a part in this, and if I’m going truly represent myself as someone who has built a career on finding the truth, then it’s time for me to be truthful as well.”

Spurlock went on to share with readers, “Over my life, there have been many instances that parallel what we see everyday in the news. When I was in college, a girl who I hooked up with on a one night stand accused me of rape. Not outright. There were no charges or investigations, but she wrote about the instance in a short story writing class and called me by name. A female friend who was in the class told be about it afterwards. I was floored.”

The filmmaker also discussed how he “settled a sexual harassment allegation” at his office eight years ago.

He wrote, “Then there was the time I settled a sexual harassment allegation at my office. This was around 8 years ago, and it wasn’t a gropy feely harassment. It was verbal, and it was just as bad. I would call my female assistant ‘hot pants’ or ‘sex pants’ when I was yelling to her from the other side of the office. Something I thought was funny at the time, but then realized I had completely demeaned and belittled her to a place of non-existence. So, when she decided to quit, she came to me and said if I didn’t pay her a settlement, she would tell everyone. Being who I was, it was the last thing I wanted, so of course, I paid. I paid for peace of mind. I paid for her silence and cooperation. Most of all, I paid so I could remain who I was. I am part of the problem.”

In the open letter, Spurlock also discussed sexual abuse he experienced, his relationship with drinking, his infidelities and more. You can read Spurlock’s message HERE .

In the open letter, Spurlock also discussed sexual abuse he experienced, his relationship with drinking, his infidelities and more. You can read Spurlock’s message

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Yesterday, Morgan Spurlock posted a lengthy note on Twitter called “I am Part of the Problem” in which he disclosed his own history of sexual misconduct. It included a sexual-harassment claim he settled; a woman’s claim that he raped her when they were in college (“There were no charges or investigations, but she wrote about the instance in a short story writing class and called me by name,” Spurlock wrote in his post); and a breakdown of his history of infidelity. Now, Spurlock is leaving his production company, Warrior Poets, which will now be run by two of its co-founders, who sent out a note to company employees today.

Yesterday, Morgan Spurlock posted a lengthy note on Twitter called “I am Part of the Problem” in which he disclosed his own history of sexual misconduct. It included a sexual-harassment claim he settled; a woman’s claim that he raped her when they were in college (“There were no charges or investigations, but she wrote about the instance in a short story writing class and called me by name,” Spurlock wrote in his post); and a breakdown of his history of infidelity. Now, Spurlock is leaving his production company, Warrior Poets, which will now be run by two of its co-founders, who

On behalf of Warrior Poets, we as partners have always supported our company and its endeavors. As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately.

We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.

We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.

Warrior Poets has produced documentaries such as Freakonomics: The Movie , Rats , and the recent Toronto International Film Festival premiere, Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!

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The 47-year-old is leaving his position as CEO of Warrior Poets, CNN reports. The site obtained a note from Spurlock’s Warrior Poets partners Matthew Galkin and Jeremy Chilnick which states that Spurlock is “stepping down effective immediately.”

This news comes just two days after the producer, known for his Super Size Me documentary, admitted to sexual misconduct in an open letter .

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?'” Spurlock began his Twitter post .

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?'” Spurlock began his

“You see, I’ve come to understand after months of these revelations, that I am not some innocent bystander, I am also a part of the problem,” he continued, “I’m sure I’m not alone in this thought, but I can’t blindly act as though I didn’t somehow play a part in this, and if I’m going truly represent myself as someone who has built a career on finding the truth, then it’s time for me to be truthful as well.”

Spurlock went on to share with readers, “Over my life, there have been many instances that parallel what we see everyday in the news. When I was in college, a girl who I hooked up with on a one night stand accused me of rape. Not outright. There were no charges or investigations, but she wrote about the instance in a short story writing class and called me by name. A female friend who was in the class told be about it afterwards. I was floored.”

The filmmaker also discussed how he “settled a sexual harassment allegation” at his office eight years ago.

He wrote, “Then there was the time I settled a sexual harassment allegation at my office. This was around 8 years ago, and it wasn’t a gropy feely harassment. It was verbal, and it was just as bad. I would call my female assistant ‘hot pants’ or ‘sex pants’ when I was yelling to her from the other side of the office. Something I thought was funny at the time, but then realized I had completely demeaned and belittled her to a place of non-existence. So, when she decided to quit, she came to me and said if I didn’t pay her a settlement, she would tell everyone. Being who I was, it was the last thing I wanted, so of course, I paid. I paid for peace of mind. I paid for her silence and cooperation. Most of all, I paid so I could remain who I was. I am part of the problem.”

In the open letter, Spurlock also discussed sexual abuse he experienced, his relationship with drinking, his infidelities and more. You can read Spurlock’s message HERE .

In the open letter, Spurlock also discussed sexual abuse he experienced, his relationship with drinking, his infidelities and more. You can read Spurlock’s message

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Last night , Morgan Spurlock shared a lengthy essay about his own history of sexual misconduct, revealing that a woman accused him of rape in college, that he paid a settlement to a former assistant who he would call “sex pants,” and that he cheated on everyone he’s been in a relationship with. Now, Deadline is reporting that Spurlock has stepped down from his production company Warrior Poets, which he founded with Jeremy Chilnick in 2004. Spurlock’s most recent film for Warrior Poets was his Super Size Me sequel Holy Chicken , which was already picked up for distribution by YouTube Red in September. Deadline says he was also working with LeBron James on a documentary series about James opening a school for at-risk children in Ohio, but the story doesn’t say how or if his departure from Warrior Poets might impact that.

, Morgan Spurlock shared a lengthy essay about his own history of sexual misconduct, revealing that a woman accused him of rape in college, that he paid a settlement to a former assistant who he would call “sex pants,” and that he cheated on everyone he’s been in a relationship with. Now,

that Spurlock has stepped down from his production company Warrior Poets, which he founded with Jeremy Chilnick in 2004. Spurlock’s most recent film for Warrior Poets was his

says he was also working with LeBron James on a documentary series about James opening a school for at-risk children in Ohio, but the story doesn’t say how or if his departure from Warrior Poets might impact that.

On behalf of Warrior Poets, we as partners have always supported our company and its endeavors. As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately.

We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.

We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.

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The 47-year-old is leaving his position as CEO of Warrior Poets, CNN reports. The site obtained a note from Spurlock’s Warrior Poets partners Matthew Galkin and Jeremy Chilnick which states that Spurlock is “stepping down effective immediately.”

This news comes just two days after the producer, known for his Super Size Me documentary, admitted to sexual misconduct in an open letter .

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?'” Spurlock began his Twitter post .

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?'” Spurlock began his

“You see, I’ve come to understand after months of these revelations, that I am not some innocent bystander, I am also a part of the problem,” he continued, “I’m sure I’m not alone in this thought, but I can’t blindly act as though I didn’t somehow play a part in this, and if I’m going truly represent myself as someone who has built a career on finding the truth, then it’s time for me to be truthful as well.”

Spurlock went on to share with readers, “Over my life, there have been many instances that parallel what we see everyday in the news. When I was in college, a girl who I hooked up with on a one night stand accused me of rape. Not outright. There were no charges or investigations, but she wrote about the instance in a short story writing class and called me by name. A female friend who was in the class told be about it afterwards. I was floored.”

The filmmaker also discussed how he “settled a sexual harassment allegation” at his office eight years ago.

He wrote, “Then there was the time I settled a sexual harassment allegation at my office. This was around 8 years ago, and it wasn’t a gropy feely harassment. It was verbal, and it was just as bad. I would call my female assistant ‘hot pants’ or ‘sex pants’ when I was yelling to her from the other side of the office. Something I thought was funny at the time, but then realized I had completely demeaned and belittled her to a place of non-existence. So, when she decided to quit, she came to me and said if I didn’t pay her a settlement, she would tell everyone. Being who I was, it was the last thing I wanted, so of course, I paid. I paid for peace of mind. I paid for her silence and cooperation. Most of all, I paid so I could remain who I was. I am part of the problem.”

In the open letter, Spurlock also discussed sexual abuse he experienced, his relationship with drinking, his infidelities and more. You can read Spurlock’s message HERE .

In the open letter, Spurlock also discussed sexual abuse he experienced, his relationship with drinking, his infidelities and more. You can read Spurlock’s message

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The ‘Super Size Me’ filmmaker posted a lengthy document online in which he revealed he had been accused of rape while in college, paid off a former assistant who accused him of sexual harassment, and confessed to being unfaithful in all his relationships, and he is now planning to leave Warrior Poets, which will continue to run with co-founders Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin at the helm.

Jeremy and Matthew said in a statement: “As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately.

“We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.”

“We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.”

The decision comes after the 47-year-old director spoke at length about his past, including admitting to battling depression and alcoholism, and experiencing sexual abuse when he was younger.

His candid post began with an admission that he is “part of the problem” and has been waiting for his past to catch up with him.

He wrote: “As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realisation of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘Who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘When will they come for me?’

“You see, I’ve come to understand after months of these revelations, that I am not some innocent bystander, I am also a part of the problem.”

“But I am also part of the solution. By recognizing and openly admitting what I’ve done to further this terrible situation, I hope to empower the change within myself. We should all find the courage to admit we’re at fault.

“More than anything, I’m hopeful that I can start to rebuild the trust and the respect of those I love most. I’m not sure I deserve it, but I will work everyday to earn it back.

“The only individual I have control over is me. So starting today, I’m going to be more honest with you and myself. I’m going to lay it all out in the open. Maybe that will be a start. Who knows. But I do know I’ve talked enough in my life … I’m finally ready to listen.”

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Morgan Valentine Spurlock [3] (born November 7, 1970) [3] is an American documentary filmmaker , humorist , television producer , screenwriter , playwright and sexual predator .

Spurlock’s notable films include Super Size Me , Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden? (2008), POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011), Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope (2011) and One Direction: This Is Us (2013). He was the executive producer and star of the reality television series 30 Days (2005-2008). In June 2013, Spurlock became host and producer of the CNN show Morgan Spurlock Inside Man (2013–). He is also the co-founder of short-film content marketing company Cinelan, which produced the Focus Forward campaign for GE . [4]

Spurlock was born in Parkersburg , West Virginia, [3] but was raised in Beckley , West Virginia. His parents, Phyllis and Ben Spurlock, [5] raised him as a Methodist . He has said he is of Scots-Irish and English descent. [6]

Spurlock was educated at Woodrow Wilson High School , a public high school in the city of Beckley, West Virginia , followed by New York University , from which he graduated in 1993. He is a member of the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta . [7]

Spurlock attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia, graduating in 1989. He graduated with a BFA in film from New York University ‘s Tisch School of the Arts in 1993. Before making the 2004 Academy Award nominated Super Size Me , Spurlock was a playwright, winning awards for his play The Phoenix at both the New York International Fringe Festival in 1999 and the Route 66 American Playwriting Competition in 2000. [8]

He also created I Bet You Will for MTV . I Bet You Will began as a popular Internet webcast of five-minute episodes featuring ordinary people doing stunts in exchange for money. Examples include eating a full jar of mayonnaise ($235USD), eating a “worm burrito” ($265USD), and taking shots of corn oil , Pepto-Bismol , lemon juice , hot sauce , cold chicken broth, and cod liver oil (US$450.00 for all nine shots). The webcast was a success, with over a million hits in the first five days. [ citation needed ] MTV later bought and aired the show, which Spurlock hosted. The list of documentary films that inspired Spurlock includes Brother’s Keeper , Hoop Dreams , The Thin Blue Line , Roger and Me , Harlan County USA , and The Last Waltz . He considers Brother’s Keeper the greatest documentary of all time. [9] [10]

began as a popular Internet webcast of five-minute episodes featuring ordinary people doing stunts in exchange for money. Examples include eating a full jar of mayonnaise ($235USD), eating a “worm burrito” ($265USD), and taking shots of

(US$450.00 for all nine shots). The webcast was a success, with over a million hits in the first five days.

MTV later bought and aired the show, which Spurlock hosted. The list of documentary films that inspired Spurlock includes

Spurlock’s docudrama Super Size Me was released in the U.S. on May 7, 2004. This production was later nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary feature. He conceived the idea for the film when he was at his parents’ house for Thanksgiving, and while watching TV saw a news story about a lawsuit brought against McDonald’s by two teenage girls who blamed the fast food chain for their obesity.

for Best Documentary feature. He conceived the idea for the film when he was at his parents’ house for Thanksgiving, and while watching TV saw a news story about a lawsuit brought against McDonald’s by two teenage girls who blamed the fast food chain for their obesity.

The film depicts an experiment he conducted in 2003, in which he ate three McDonald’s meals a day every day (and nothing else) for 30 days. The film’s title derives from one of the rules of Spurlock’s experiment: he would not refuse the “super-size” option whenever it was offered to him and would never ask for it himself. The result, according to Spurlock, was a diet with twice the calories recommended by the USDA. Further, Spurlock attempted to curtail his physical activity to better match the exercise habits of the average American (he previously walked about 3 miles a day, whereas the average American walks 1.5 miles).

meals a day every day (and nothing else) for 30 days. The film’s title derives from one of the rules of Spurlock’s experiment: he would not refuse the “super-size” option whenever it was offered to him and would never ask for it himself. The result, according to Spurlock, was a diet with twice the

recommended by the USDA. Further, Spurlock attempted to curtail his physical activity to better match the exercise habits of the average American (he previously walked about 3 miles a day, whereas the average American walks 1.5 miles).

He was of above average health and fitness when he started the project; he gained 25 pounds (11 kg), became quite puffy, suffered liver dysfunction and depression by the end. Spurlock’s supervising physicians noted the effects caused by his high-calorie diet–once even comparing it to a case of severe binge alcoholism.

He was of above average health and fitness when he started the project; he gained 25 pounds (11 kg), became quite puffy, suffered

dysfunction and depression by the end. Spurlock’s supervising physicians noted the effects caused by his high-calorie diet–once even comparing it to a case of severe binge alcoholism.

After the completion of the project, it took Spurlock fourteen months to return to his normal weight of 185 pounds (84 kg). His then-girlfriend (now ex-wife), Alexandra Jamieson , took charge of his recovery with her ” detox diet “, which became the basis for her book, The Great American Detox Diet . [11]

After the completion of the project, it took Spurlock fourteen months to return to his normal weight of 185 pounds (84 kg). His then-girlfriend (now ex-wife),

Spurlock’s second feature documentary, Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2008. In the film, and in interviews, Spurlock explores the fight against terrorism and views the argument from both sides, in which he tries to find Osama Bin Laden .

in January 2008. In the film, and in interviews, Spurlock explores the fight against terrorism and views the argument from both sides, in which he tries to find

Spurlock directed The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice! . [14] [15] [16]

Freakonomics is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner , which premiered in April 2010. Spurlock was at the helm of this project alongside five directors ( Heidi Ewing , Rachel Grady , Alex Gibney , Seth Gordon and Eugene Jarecki ).

, which premiered in April 2010. Spurlock was at the helm of this project alongside five directors (

The one-hour documentary Committed: The Toronto International Film Festival premiered on AMC on 12 October 2010. [17]

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is a 2011 documentary film about product placement, marketing and advertising which was reportedly itself financed through product placement. [13] [18] The Greatest Movie Ever Sold was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011 . [19] It was released in the USA in April 2011. It screened in the New Zealand Film Festival in August 2011 together with an appearance by Spurlock to talk about the movie.

is a 2011 documentary film about product placement, marketing and advertising which was reportedly itself financed through product placement.

It was released in the USA in April 2011. It screened in the New Zealand Film Festival in August 2011 together with an appearance by Spurlock to talk about the movie.

In mid-2010, Spurlock worked with Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon , Ain’t It Cool News founder Harry Knowles , and comic book creator Stan Lee to create the documentary Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope , to cover the stories of convention fans. [20] [21] Whedon, Lee, and Knowles served as executive producers. Legendary Pictures’ Thomas Tull, who independently financed the documentary, told Variety , “”We look forward to capturing the spirit, energy and people that Comic-Con has infused into legions of fans, bringing these audiences and projects out of the halls and onto a world stage.” [22] On April 6, 2012, Spurlock released the film to selected theaters in the United States, as well as video on demand outlets.

Whedon, Lee, and Knowles served as executive producers. Legendary Pictures’ Thomas Tull, who independently financed the documentary, told

, “”We look forward to capturing the spirit, energy and people that Comic-Con has infused into legions of fans, bringing these audiences and projects out of the halls and onto a world stage.”

Spurlock hosts and produces the CNN series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man , which first aired in June 2013. [23]

Spurlock helped distribute A Brony Tale , a documentary directed by Brent Hodge on the brony phenomenon and on the musician and voice acting career of Ashleigh Ball . The film was selected for theatrical distribution under the label Morgan Spurlock Presents. The film is slated for a July 8, 2014 theater release. [24]

. The film was selected for theatrical distribution under the label Morgan Spurlock Presents. The film is slated for a July 8, 2014 theater release.

Spurlock teamed up with Hodgee Films again on the 2015 series Consider the Source , in association with Disney ‘s Maker Studios .

In each episode, a person (who, in some cases, is Spurlock himself) or a group of people spend 30 days immersing themselves in a mode of life markedly different from their norm (being in prison, a devout Christian living in a Muslim family, a homophobe staying with a homosexual person, etc.), while Spurlock discusses the relevant social issues involved. FX began airing the show on June 15, 2005. In the premiere episode of the first season, “Minimum Wage,” Spurlock and his fiancee lived for 30 days in the Bottoms neighborhood of Columbus , Ohio, earning minimum wage , with no access to outside funds.

In each episode, a person (who, in some cases, is Spurlock himself) or a group of people spend 30 days immersing themselves in a mode of life markedly different from their norm (being in prison, a devout Christian living in a Muslim family, a homophobe staying with a homosexual person, etc.), while Spurlock discusses the relevant social issues involved.

began airing the show on June 15, 2005. In the premiere episode of the first season, “Minimum Wage,” Spurlock and his fiancee lived for 30 days in

In the second-season finale, Spurlock spent 25 days locked in a Henrico County , Virginia (a county outside of Richmond ) jail to experience life as an inmate. [25] He did not complete the entire 30 days in jail because the majority of inmates in the state of Virginia serve 85% of the sentence, so once Spurlock reached that benchmark, he was released from the prison. [26]

He did not complete the entire 30 days in jail because the majority of inmates in the state of Virginia serve 85% of the sentence, so once Spurlock reached that benchmark, he was released from the prison.

The third season of 30 Days premiered on June 3, 2008. [27] The first episode of the third season, titled “Working in a Coal Mine,” was filmed in Bolt, West Virginia which is located roughly 18 miles from the city of Beckley , West Virginia, where Spurlock was raised before leaving for New York. [28]

The first episode of the third season, titled “Working in a Coal Mine,” was filmed in Bolt, West Virginia which is located roughly 18 miles from the city of

In late 2008, FX announced it would not renew the 30 Days series, making the third season the last.

, a horror film about a fictional fast food restaurant that has its mascot come to life and start killing people. It was released on DVD on May 29, 2007.

On May 28, 2011, Spurlock was the graduation commencement speaker for the MBA Business program at Sonoma State University.

sports documentary series, entitled “The Dotted Line”. This documentary takes a look at the competitive world of

. “The Dotted Line” premiered on ESPN October 11, 2011, one day following the premiere of a two-hour documentary,

. In it, a group of men and women including Spurlock try to survive in the wild using only Stone Age technology.

. The film takes a comedic look at male identity as defined through men’s grooming habits featuring celebrity and expert commentary.

Spurlock has two sons. The older, Laken James Spurlock, was born on December 9, 2006. His birth is depicted in Spurlock’s documentary Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? , which Spurlock dedicated to Laken. The younger, Kallen Marcus Spurlock, was born on May 22, 2016. [36]

Spurlock has two sons. The older, Laken James Spurlock, was born on December 9, 2006. His birth is depicted in Spurlock’s documentary

Although he was raised Methodist , Spurlock stated in an interview with TV Guide in 2014 that he is now agnostic . [37]

In December 2017, Spurlock wrote a blog post admitting to a history of sexual misconduct. In that post, he also catalogued numerous other personal failings, including brief periods of sobriety throughout his adult life. [38] [39]

In December 2017, Spurlock wrote a blog post admitting to a history of sexual misconduct. In that post, he also catalogued numerous other personal failings, including brief periods of sobriety throughout his adult life.

Gibb, Lindsay (March 2008). “The everyman Morgan Spurlock talks about the state of documentaries, not finding Osama bin Laden, and why listening to voices is a good thing”.

“The Great American Detox Diet: The Proven 8-week Programme for Weight Loss, Good Health and Well Being – As Featured in the Hit Movie “Super Size Me”: Amazon.co.uk: Alex Jamieson: 9781405077712: Books”

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: I was raised Methodist but as I grew up and traveled the world and met more and more people from various religions, I have become much more of an agnostic.

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The ‘Super Size Me’ filmmaker posted a lengthy document online in which he revealed he had been accused of rape while in college, paid off a former assistant who accused him of sexual harassment, and confessed to being unfaithful in all his relationships, and he is now planning to leave Warrior Poets, which will continue to run with co-founders Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin at the helm.

Jeremy and Matthew said in a statement: “As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately.

“We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.”

“We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.”

The decision comes after the 47-year-old director spoke at length about his past, including admitting to battling depression and alcoholism, and experiencing sexual abuse when he was younger.

His candid post began with an admission that he is “part of the problem” and has been waiting for his past to catch up with him.

He wrote: “As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realisation of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘Who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘When will they come for me?’

“You see, I’ve come to understand after months of these revelations, that I am not some innocent bystander, I am also a part of the problem.”

“But I am also part of the solution. By recognizing and openly admitting what I’ve done to further this terrible situation, I hope to empower the change within myself. We should all find the courage to admit we’re at fault.

“More than anything, I’m hopeful that I can start to rebuild the trust and the respect of those I love most. I’m not sure I deserve it, but I will work everyday to earn it back.

“The only individual I have control over is me. So starting today, I’m going to be more honest with you and myself. I’m going to lay it all out in the open. Maybe that will be a start. Who knows. But I do know I’ve talked enough in my life … I’m finally ready to listen.”

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Documentary-maker Morgan Spurlock will step down from his production company after taking to Twitter to reveal that when he was in college, he was accused of raping a female classmate and that he had settled an eight-year-old sexual harassment allegation at his office.

Morgan Spurlock has stepped down from the production company he co-founded, after admitting that he had been accused of rape and had been guilty of sexual misconduct in the past.

Documentary Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is stepping down from his production company, Warrior Poets, following his posting of a lengthy Twitter post where he admitted to past accusations of sexual harassment and assault.

“On behalf of Warrior Poets, we as partners have always supported our company and its endeavors. As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately,” said Warrior Poets co-founder Jeremy Chilnick and partner Matthew Galkin in a joint statement. “We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.”

“On behalf of Warrior Poets, we as partners have always supported our company and its endeavors. As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately,” said Warrior Poets co-founder Jeremy Chilnick and partner Matthew Galkin in a joint statement. “We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.”

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CNN. One day removed from Morgan Spurlock ‘s essay addressing acts of sexual harassment and misconduct in his past, the documentarian has stepped down from his production company Warrior Poets.

Morgan Spurlock has stepped down from the production company he co-founded, after admitting that he had been accused of rape and had been guilty of sexual misconduct in the past.

In Spurlock’s Twitter post on Wednesday, he explained that while he watches “hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?'”

“I’m sure I’m not alone in this thought, but I can’t blindly act as though I didn’t somehow play a part in this, and if I’m going [to] truly represent myself as someone who has built a career on finding the truth, then it’s time for me to be truthful as well. I am part of the problem,” he continued.

In his post, Spurlock detailed multiple encounters he has had throughout his life, including a sexual encounter in college that ended with his female partner claiming rape and an incident with a former female employee whom he referred to as “hot pants” and “sex pants.”

The British host criticized her racy ‘Love’ magazine video.Morgan and his co-host, Susanna Reid, got into a debate about Ratajkowski being a feminist representative after Ratajkowski filmed a sexy video of herself covered in spaghetti.

Morgan Spurlock has stepped down from the production company that he co-founded after admitting that he had once been accused of rape and had been guilty of sexual misconduct in the past.

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Spurlock is best known and the director (and subject) of the fast food documentary Supersize Me, which recived an Oscar nomination. Recently, Spurlock helmed a follow-up doc, Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!, which was purchased by YouTube Red for $3.5 million out of last year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The director was developing a biopic about superagent Sue Mengers as his first narrative feature through Warrior Poets.

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The talk show host was suspended by PBS on Dec. 13, 2017, over multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. The official statement from PBS noted, “PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today’s decision.” Smiley hasn’t responded yet.

An appellate court finds Scott and Deirdre Gurney can’t run Gurney Productions unchecked, though they remain on the board, while another judge addresses ITV’s alleged “Operation Peking.”The co-creators of Duck Dynasty don’t have autonomous control of their production company, but they still have power as voting board members – and ITV can’t buy out their shares until dueling lawsuits are resolved, an appellate court ruled Tuesday.

Amid the many accusations of sexual misconduct, Morgan Spurlock is one who has been accused and has admitted to sexual misconduct in the past. He has now stepped down from the production company that he co-founded with Jeremy Chilnick in 2004.

Documentary-maker Morgan Spurlock will step down from his production company after taking to Twitter to reveal that when he was in college, he was accused of raping a female classmate and that he had settled an eight-year-old sexual harassment allegation at his office.

The celebrity chef quit from his restaurant business and ABC show “The Chew” on Dec. 11, 2017, after multiple allegations of his inappropriate behavior had come to light. Not denying the allegations, Batali released a statement, “I apologize to the people I have mistreated and hurt. That behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility and am deeply sorry for any pain, humiliation or discomfort I have caused to my peers, employees, customers, friends and family.”

The actor was accused by at least three women for inappropriate behavior during the 1980s and early ’90s, including actress Kathryn Rossetter and author Anna Graham Hunter. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Hoffman asserted, “I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable position. I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am.”

The “X-Men” director was sued for allegedly raping a teenage boy in 2003. Denying the allegations, a Singer representative noted, “Bryan categorically denies these allegations and will vehemently defend this lawsuit to the very end. Cesar Sanchez-Guzman apparently claims that he did not remember this alleged incident from 2003 until now.”

This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017 is “feminism.”Yes, it’s been a big year or two or 100 for the word. In 2017, lookups for feminism increased 70 percent over 2016 on Merriam-Webster.com and spiked several times after key events, lexicographer Peter Sokolowski, the company’s editor atYes, it’s been a big year or two or 100 for the word. In 2017, lookups for feminism increased 70 percent over 2016 on Merriam-Webster.com and spiked several times after key events, lexicographer Peter Sokolowski, the company’s editor at large, told The Associated Press ahead of Tuesday’s annual word reveal.

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The Minnesota senator was accused of sexual misconduct by broadcaster Leeann Tweeden, when the two performed together in 2006 at a USO Tour. This was followed by another allegation by a woman named Lindsay Menz. Franken responded to the allegations by Tweeden thus, “The first thing I want to do is apologize: to Leeann, to everyone else who was part of that tour, to everyone who has worked for me, to everyone I represent, and to everyone who counts on me to be an ally and supporter and champion of women. There’s more I want to say, but the first and most important thing–and if it’s the only thing you care to hear, that’s fine–is: I’m sorry.” On Dec. 7, Franken announced his resignation and stated, “All women deserved to be heard and their experiences taken seriously.”

Actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making a sexual advance when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. He took to Twitter to respond to the allegations, “I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.” This was followed by multiple accusations, including by actors Roberto Cavazos and Harry Dreyfuss. He has been fired from “House of Cards” and was replaced in Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World.” His representatives said that “Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment.”

Quietly, with little fanfare, Samsung has publicly fired the gun on its new 10nm system-on-chip production line. Chips that are expected to power the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus flagships. Traditionally Samsung’s Galaxy S handsets have come with two flavours of system-on-chips – Samsung’s in-house Exynos SoC, and Qualcomm’s SnapDragon SoC. Because of the varying frequencies and systems offered by 4G networks around the world, Samsung needs to cover the various options so the Galaxy S handsets can be truly ‘world’ phones. That means mixing up the production with Exynos and Qualcomm.That’s not the only difference.

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The “Entourage” actor was first accused by Ariane Bellamar of behaving inappropriately with her on set. It was followed by other allegations by actress Cassidy Freeman and another woman named Tiffany Bacon Scourby. Piven refuted the claims and said, “I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me. It did not happen. It takes a great deal of courage for victims to come forward with their histories, and my hope is that the allegations about me that didn’t happen, do not detract from stories that should be heard.”

At least six women, including Olivia Munn, Jaime Ray Newman and Natasha Henstridge, came forward to allege that the director had harassed or assaulted them. His lawyer denied the allegations saying, “I have represented Mr. Ratner for two decades, and no woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. Furthermore, no woman has ever requested or received any financial settlement from my client.” Ratner himself commented that he will “step away from all Warner Bros.-related activities.” He further added, “I don’t want to have any possible negative impact to the studio until these personal issues are resolved.”

The actor was accused of harassment by two transgender women from his critically-acclaimed show “Transparent.” Denying the allegations, Tambor commented, “I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone. But the fact is, for all my flaws, I am not a predator and the idea that someone might see me in that way is more distressing than I can express.” The actor has since left the show.

Even as the U.S. Senate moves to allow oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the real action is 150 miles (241 km) west, where industry proponents hope a coming sale of 10 million acres of land will revitalize the state’s sagging crude production. The Trump administration, through the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, will auction off 10 million acres on Wednesday in the National Petroleum Reserve (NPR-A), a hotbed of oil exploration and development in the western part of Alaska’s North Slope. The Trump administration, through the U.S.

Even as the U.S. Senate moves to allow oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the real action is 150 miles (241 km) west, where industry proponents hope a coming sale of 10 million acres of land will revitalize the state’s sagging crude production. The Trump administration, through the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, will auction off 10 million acres on Wednesday in the National Petroleum Reserve (NPR-A), a hotbed of oil exploration and development in the western part of Alaska’s North Slope.

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A backup singer for Joss Stone, Antonia Jenae called out the Virgin Group CEO for sexual assault on his private island in the British Virgin Islands in 2010. Branson’s representative responded to the accusations, “Everyone appeared to enjoy their time on the island. Richard has no recollection of this matter and neither do his family and friends, who were with him on the island at the time…. There would never have been any intention to offend or make anyone feel uncomfortable in any way, and Richard apologizes if anyone felt that way during their time on the island.”

The chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios and DisneyToon Studios was accused of inappropriate behavior toward colleagues and collaborators. On Nov. 21, he announced a six-month leave of absence, acknowledging “missteps” with employees and apologized for his actions.

The former U.S. president was accused of inappropriate behavior by several women, including actress Heather Lind. His spokesperson addressed the allegations thus, “At age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures. To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke–and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate. To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes most sincerely.”

The actor was accused by actress and former MTV host Hilarie Burton and makeup artist Annamarie Tendler of inappropriate behavior. Affleck took to Twitter to respond to Burton’s allegations, “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize.” In an interview to the Associated Press on Nov. 5, he said he’s “looking at my own behavior and addressing that and making sure I’m part of the solution.”

The key question, analysts said, is to what extent Apple’s deal with Finisar will block rivals like Samsung and Huawei from being able to build phones with 3D sensors because they will not be able to secure the needed supply of lasers. Lumentum was plagued with production bottlenecks earlier this year that limited its 3D sensor revenue, though the company said on its most recent earnings call, on Nov. 1, that it had resolved them. Analysts believe Apple’s deal with Finisar means it will be entitled to the production capacity that results.

Three Reasons Why Morgan Spurlock and his Film Send the Wrong Message to Children The previous project from his New York City based production company , “The Con,” was a “reality” gross-out show on MTV called “I Bet You Will.”

The younger Weinstein sibling was accused of making repeated romantic advances toward Amanda Segel, an executive producer of “The Mist” in 2016. The alleged harassment went on for about three months, until Segel’s lawyer informed Weinstein Company executives that she’d leave the show if it doesn’t stop. Weinstein’s lawyer responded to the allegations thus, “Variety’s story about Bob Weinstein is riddled with false and misleading assertions by Ms. Segel and we have the emails to prove it. There is no way in the world that Bob Weinstein is guilty of sexual harassment.”

Member of the girl band Dream, Melissa Schuman accused the Backstreet Boys singer of rape in a blog post on Nov. 2. She noted that a 22-year-old Carter raped her when she was 18 years old. Carter denied the allegations and released a statement to People magazine: “I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations. Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual.”

Actresses Portia De Rossi, Jenny McCarthy and Rae Dawn Chong have come out accusing the actor of making unwanted sexual advances. There have been other cases too, where women have claimed that he behaved inappropriately with them. Neither Seagal nor his representatives have made any public comments.

The Emmy Award-winning comedian has been accused by at least five women of sexual misconduct. Confirming the allegations, he released a statement on Nov. 10, “I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position.”

The NBC host was fired on Nov. 29, following accusations by a female colleague regarding sexual misconduct during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Following which, there were allegations by at least two other women. Lauer addressed the allegations thus, “There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly. Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job. The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.”

The “Gossip Girl” actor was first accused of rape by actress Kristina Cohen, followed by former actress Aurelie Wynn. Responding to Cohen’s allegations, Westwick responded on social media thus, “I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.”

The executive producer of the CW shows “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “The Flash,” was fired by Warner Bros. after accusations by about 19 women. Kreisberg denied the allegations and stated, “I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized. Like many people, I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek.”

The Democrat has been accused of sexual harassment toward female staffers in his office. He responded it in a statement, “To the extent the House determines to look further at these issues, I will fully cooperate with an investigation.” Previously in 2015, he settled one claim of harassment but vehemently denied the allegation.

At least eight women accused the television host of making unwanted sexual advances toward them. He was fired by CBS News, PBS and Bloomberg on Nov. 21. In a statement to The Washington Post, Rose stated, “It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”

The cofounder of Def Jam Recordings was accused by model Keri Claussen Khalighi of coercing her into performing sexual acts when she was 17. Disputing the allegations, he responded, “Everything that happened between us 26 years ago was completely consensual and with Keri’s full participation. I’m deeply saddened and truly shocked to learn of Keri’s assertions as to what happened over the course of that weekend.”

Former Playboy model Carrie Stevens accused the Academy Award-winning filmmaker and writer of groping her at a party in the 1990s. Stone hasn’t yet responded to her allegations. He, however, had stirred controversy while responding to Weinstein’s accusations, “It’s not easy what he’s going through. I’m a believer that you wait until this thing gets to trial. I believe a man shouldn’t be condemned by a vigilante system.”

The Amazon Studio’s chief resigned after Isa Hackett, a producer on the series “The Man in the High Castle,” accused him of sexual misconduct in 2015.

The magician was accused of rape by model Natasha Prince in an interview to The Daily Beast. She claimed that the incident occurred in London, U.K., in 2004. Scotland Yard is currently investigating the allegations. Denying the claim, Blaine’s spokesperson sated, “My client vehemently denies that he raped or sexually assaulted any woman, ever, and he specifically denies raping a woman in 2004. If, in fact, there is any police investigation, my client will fully cooperate because he has nothing to hide.”

The veteran writer and director has been accused by over 200 women of harassment and assault, including actress Rachel McAdams, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. He denied the allegations, stating that he never met them or only did “for five minutes and have no recollection.” He further added that it was “biologically impossible” for him to engage in the acts as he is in under medication for diabetes and a heart condition.

The political journalist was accused by over 10 women of sexually harassing them when he served as political director at ABC News. In a statement to CNN, Halperin commented, “I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me. I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain. For that, I am deeply sorry and I apologize. Under the circumstances, I’m going to take a step back from my day-to-day work while I properly deal with this situation.” He has been fired from MSNBC and NBC News while his associations with HBO, Showtime and Penguin Press have also been cancelled.

The NPR news chief was accused by at least eight women of harassing them while he was a bureau chief with The New York Times in the 1990s. Oreskes, who resigned from his post on Nov. 1, stated, “I am deeply sorry to the people I hurt. My behavior was wrong and inexcusable, and I accept full responsibility.”

The actor was accused of making unwanted sexual advances, following which he was fired from the film “Raising Buchanan.” In an interview to The Hollywood Reporter, Dick stated, “I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them. That’s my thing. It’s me being funny. I’m not trying to sexually harass people.”

The creator and former host of “A Prairie Home Companion” was ousted from Minnesota Public Radio on Nov. 29 following allegations of “inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him.” In a statement released by Keillor, he remarked, “I’ve been fired over a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard. Most stories are.”

At least three women have accused the DC Comics editor of sexual harassment. While Berganza has not commented so far, DC Comics has suspended him and stated, “There will be a prompt and yet careful review into next steps as it relates to the allegations against him, and the concerns our talent, employees and fans have shared. DC continues to be extremely committed to creating a safe and secure working environment for our employees and everyone involved in the creation of our comic books.”

The playwright-director was accused by at least nine women, with one alleging rape. Responding to the allegations, Horovitz told The New York Times that he has “a different memory of some of these events, I apologize with all my heart to any woman who has ever felt compromised by my actions, and to my family and friends who have put their trust in me. To hear that I have caused pain is profoundly upsetting, as is the idea that I might have crossed a line with anyone who considered me a mentor.”

The celebrity pastry chef was accused of making unwanted sexual advances on his female colleagues during his time at the Jean-Georges restaurant between 2009 and 2011. Refuting the allegations, Iuzzini said, “Many of the other allegations are inaccurate, others I do not recall and none were meant to hurt people.”

The White House correspondent for The New York Times, who has been suspended following the allegations, was accused by at least four women to have behaved inappropriately with them. In a statement to Vox, Thrush stated, “I apologize to any woman who felt uncomfortable in my presence, and for any situation where I behaved inappropriately. Any behavior that makes a woman feel disrespected or uncomfortable is unacceptable.”

The “Mad Men” creator was accused by Emmy Award-winning writer Kater Gordon of passing a lewd comment during a writing session. Weiner’s representative denied the allegations and stated, “Mr. Weiner spent eight to 10 hours a day writing dialogue aloud with Miss Gordon, who started on Mad Men as his writer’s assistant. He does not remember saying this comment nor does it reflect a comment he would say to any colleague.”

The “One Tree Hill” showrunner was suspended from his current show “The Royals” following multiple accusations by several cast and crew members from both the series. He has not publicly addressed the allegations yet.

The hotelier, who had previously dated Uma Thurman, was accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. Among the accusers is Amanda Anka, the wife of actor Jason Bateman. Balazs hasn’t responded to the allegations so far.

The Republican politician was accused of initiating sexual contact with at least four teenage girls when he was in his 30s. This was followed by more accusations. He released a statement saying, “These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and The Washington Post on this campaign.” After the allegations, the Republican National Committee withdrew funding for his campaign.

The publisher and president of The New Republic was accused of misbehavior by several women. In addition to resigning from his post, Fish also wrote an email to his former employees, “As I understand it, some employees, to my deep dismay, complained this week that my presence had led them to feel uncomfortable at The New Republic. Women have longstanding and profound concerns with respect to their treatment in the workplace. Many men have a lot to learn in this regard. I know I do, and I hope for and encourage that new direction.”

The art industry titan was accused by at least nine women for sexually harassing them. He has since resigned as publisher of the Artforum magazine. Responding to the allegations, he wrote, “I fully recognize that I have tested certain boundaries, which I am working hard to correct. I have never willfully or intentionally harmed anyone. However, I am fully engaged in seeking help to insure that my behavior with both friends and colleagues is above reproach in the future.”

Multiple women came forward to accuse The New Republic editor of sexual misconduct, following which he was fired from the Emerson Collective. Apologizing for his actions, Wieseltier said, “For my offenses against some of my colleagues in the past I offer a shaken apology and ask for their forgiveness. The women with whom I worked are smart and good people. I am ashamed to know that I made any of them feel demeaned and disrespected. I assure them I will not waste this reckoning.”

Post-Weinstein, allegations against the fashion photographer resurfaced when many models accused him of harassment and exploitation. Conde Nast, Valentino and Bulgari are some brands that have pledged to never work with him. Richardson’s spokesperson stated, “He is an artist who has been known for his sexually explicit work, so many of his professional interactions with subjects were sexual and explicit in nature but all of the subjects of his work participated consensually.”

Over 20 women have accused the celebrity chef and owner of the Besh Restaurant Group of sexual misconduct. After the allegations, he quit from his post and also released a statement, “I alone am entirely responsible for my moral failings. This is not the way the head of a company like ours should have acted, let alone a husband and father. But it should not taint our incredible team of more than 1,000 employees, nor undermine our unyielding commitment to treating everyone with respect and dignity, regardless of gender, race, age and sexual preference.”

The tech blogger was accused by several women in Silicon Valley of sexual assault. Since then, he has resigned as partner of the Transformation Group but denied the allegations. He wrote on his blog, “Even the most rudimentary fact check by news outlets would have caught a few obvious things. If I were guilty of all the things said about me, I would still not be in a position to have sexually harassed anyone.”

The senior vice-president of content at Defy Media was accused by multiple women of harassment and misconduct. While he has been fired from his position, Signore hasn’t publicly addressed the allegations yet. His lawyer has denied them.

Finisar deal helps Apple block rivals’ path to AR features .
The key question, analysts said, is to what extent Apple’s deal with Finisar will block rivals like Samsung and Huawei from being able to build phones with 3D sensors because they will not be able to secure the needed supply of lasers. Lumentum was plagued with production bottlenecks earlier this year that limited its 3D sensor revenue, though the company said on its most recent earnings call, on Nov. 1, that it had resolved them. Analysts believe Apple’s deal with Finisar means it will be entitled to the production capacity that results.

The key question, analysts said, is to what extent Apple’s deal with Finisar will block rivals like Samsung and Huawei from being able to build phones with 3D sensors because they will not be able to secure the needed supply of lasers. Lumentum was plagued with production bottlenecks earlier this year that limited its 3D sensor revenue, though the company said on its most recent earnings call, on Nov. 1, that it had resolved them. Analysts believe Apple’s deal with Finisar means it will be entitled to the production capacity that results.

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The ‘Super Size Me’ filmmaker posted a lengthy document online in which he revealed he had been accused of rape while in college, paid off a former assistant who accused him of sexual harassment, and confessed to being unfaithful in all his relationships, and he is now planning to leave Warrior Poets, which will continue to run with co-founders Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin at the helm.

Jeremy and Matthew said in a statement: ”As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately.

”We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.”

”We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.”

The decision comes after the 47-year-old director spoke at length about his past, including admitting to battling depression and alcoholism, and experiencing sexual abuse when he was younger.

His candid post began with an admission that he is ”part of the problem” and has been waiting for his past to catch up with him.

He wrote: ”As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realisation of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘Who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘When will they come for me?’

”You see, I’ve come to understand after months of these revelations, that I am not some innocent bystander, I am also a part of the problem.”

”But I am also part of the solution. By recognizing and openly admitting what I’ve done to further this terrible situation, I hope to empower the change within myself. We should all find the courage to admit we’re at fault.

”More than anything, I’m hopeful that I can start to rebuild the trust and the respect of those I love most. I’m not sure I deserve it, but I will work everyday to earn it back.

”The only individual I have control over is me. So starting today, I’m going to be more honest with you and myself. I’m going to lay it all out in the open. Maybe that will be a start. Who knows. But I do know I’ve talked enough in my life … I’m finally ready to listen.”

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Super Size Me is a 2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock , an American independent filmmaker . Spurlock’s film follows a 30-day period from February 1 to March 2, 2003, during which he ate only McDonald’s food . The film documents this lifestyle’s drastic effect on Spurlock’s physical and psychological well-being, and explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit.

. Spurlock’s film follows a 30-day period from February 1 to March 2, 2003, during which he ate only

well-being, and explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor

Spurlock ate at McDonald’s restaurants three times per day, eating every item on the chain’s menu at least once. Spurlock consumed an average of 20.9 megajoules or 5,000 kcal (the equivalent of 9.26 Big Macs ) per day during the experiment. An intake of around 2,500 kcal within a healthy balanced diet is more generally recommended for a man to maintain his weight. [3] As a result, the then-32-year-old Spurlock gained 11.1 kilograms (24 lb), a 13% body mass increase, increased his cholesterol to 230 mg/dL, and experienced mood swings , sexual dysfunction , and fat accumulation in his liver. It took Spurlock fourteen months to lose all the weight gained from his experiment using a vegan diet supervised by his then-girlfriend, a chef who specializes in gourmet vegan dishes.

Spurlock ate at McDonald’s restaurants three times per day, eating every item on the chain’s menu at least once. Spurlock consumed an average of 20.9

) per day during the experiment. An intake of around 2,500 kcal within a healthy balanced diet is more generally recommended for a man to maintain his weight.

As a result, the then-32-year-old Spurlock gained 11.1 kilograms (24 lb), a 13% body mass increase, increased his

, and fat accumulation in his liver. It took Spurlock fourteen months to lose all the weight gained from his experiment using a

The reason for Spurlock’s investigation was the increasing spread of obesity throughout U.S. society , which the Surgeon General has declared “epidemic”, and the corresponding lawsuit brought against McDonald’s on behalf of two overweight girls, who, it was alleged, became obese as a result of eating McDonald’s food (Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp., 237 F. Supp. 2d 512). [4] Spurlock argued that although the lawsuit against McDonald’s failed (and subsequently many state legislatures have legislated against product liability actions against producers and distributors of “fast food”) as well as the McLibel case , [5] [6] much of the same criticism leveled against the tobacco companies applies to fast food franchises whose product is both physiologically addictive and physically harmful. [7] [8]

brought against McDonald’s on behalf of two overweight girls, who, it was alleged, became obese as a result of eating McDonald’s food (Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp., 237 F. Supp. 2d 512).

Spurlock argued that although the lawsuit against McDonald’s failed (and subsequently many state legislatures have legislated against product liability actions against producers and distributors of “fast food”) as well as the

applies to fast food franchises whose product is both physiologically addictive and physically harmful.

The documentary was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Feature . [9] A comic book related to the movie has been made with Dark Horse Comics as the publisher containing stories based on numerous cases of fast food health scares. [10]

As the film begins, Spurlock is in physically above average shape according to his personal trainer. He is seen by three physicians (a cardiologist , a gastroenterologist , and a general practitioner ), as well as a nutritionist and a personal trainer . All of the health professionals predict the “McDiet” will have unwelcome effects on his body, but none expected anything too drastic, one citing the human body as being “extremely adaptable”. Prior to the experiment, Spurlock ate a varied diet but always had vegan evening meals to appease his girlfriend, Alexandra, a vegan chef . At the beginning of the experiment, Spurlock, who stood 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) tall, had a body weight of 185 pounds (84 kg).

As the film begins, Spurlock is in physically above average shape according to his personal trainer. He is seen by three

. All of the health professionals predict the “McDiet” will have unwelcome effects on his body, but none expected anything too drastic, one citing the

as being “extremely adaptable”. Prior to the experiment, Spurlock ate a varied diet but always had vegan evening meals to appease his girlfriend, Alexandra, a

. At the beginning of the experiment, Spurlock, who stood 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) tall, had a body weight of 185 pounds (84 kg).

the meal when offered (i.e., he is not able to Super Size items himself; Spurlock was offered 9 times, 5 of which were in Texas).

On February 1, Spurlock starts the month with breakfast near his home in Manhattan , where there is an average of four McDonald’s locations (and 66,950 residents, with twice as many commuters) per square mile (2.6 km2). He aims to keep the distances he walks in line with the 5,000 steps (approximately two miles) walked per day by the average American.

, where there is an average of four McDonald’s locations (and 66,950 residents, with twice as many commuters) per square mile (2.6 km2). He aims to keep the distances he walks in line with the 5,000 steps (approximately two miles) walked per day by the average American.

Day 2 brings Spurlock’s first (of nine) Super Size meal, at the McDonald’s on 34th Street and Tenth Avenue, which happens to be a meal made of a Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese , Super Size French fries, and a 42-ounce Coke , which takes 22 minutes to eat. He experiences steadily increasing stomach discomfort during the process, and then vomits in the McDonald’s parking lot.

Day 2 brings Spurlock’s first (of nine) Super Size meal, at the McDonald’s on 34th Street and Tenth Avenue, which happens to be a meal made of a

, which takes 22 minutes to eat. He experiences steadily increasing stomach discomfort during the process, and then

After five days Spurlock has gained 9.5 pounds (4.3 kg) (from 185.5 to about 195 pounds). It is not long before he finds himself experiencing depression , and he claims that his bouts of depression, lethargy , and headaches could be relieved by eating a McDonald’s meal. His general practitioner describes him as being “addicted”. At his second weigh-in, he had gained another 8 pounds (3.6 kg), putting his weight at 203.5 pounds (92.3 kg). By the end of the month he weighs about 210 pounds (95 kg), an increase of about 24.5 pounds (about 11 kg). Because he could only eat McDonald’s food for a month, Spurlock refused to take any medication at all. At one weigh-in Morgan lost 1 lb. from the previous weigh-in, and a nutritionist hypothesized that he had lost muscle mass , which weighs more than an identical volume of fat. At another weigh-in, a nutritionist said that he gained 17 pounds (7.7 kg) in 12 days.

After five days Spurlock has gained 9.5 pounds (4.3 kg) (from 185.5 to about 195 pounds). It is not long before he finds himself experiencing

could be relieved by eating a McDonald’s meal. His general practitioner describes him as being “addicted”. At his second weigh-in, he had gained another 8 pounds (3.6 kg), putting his weight at 203.5 pounds (92.3 kg). By the end of the month he weighs about 210 pounds (95 kg), an increase of about 24.5 pounds (about 11 kg). Because he could only eat McDonald’s food for a month, Spurlock refused to take any medication at all. At one weigh-in Morgan lost 1 lb. from the previous weigh-in, and a nutritionist hypothesized that he had lost

, which weighs more than an identical volume of fat. At another weigh-in, a nutritionist said that he gained 17 pounds (7.7 kg) in 12 days.

Spurlock’s girlfriend, Alexandra Jamieson , attests to the fact that Spurlock lost much of his energy and sex drive during his experiment. It was not clear at the time whether or not Spurlock would be able to complete the full month of the high-fat, high- carbohydrate diet, and family and friends began to express concern.

during his experiment. It was not clear at the time whether or not Spurlock would be able to complete the full month of the high-fat, high-

On Day 21, Spurlock has heart palpitations . His internist, Dr. Daryl Isaacs, advises him to stop what he is doing immediately to avoid any serious health problems. He compares Spurlock with the protagonist played by Nicolas Cage in the movie Leaving Las Vegas , who intentionally drinks himself to death in a matter of weeks. Despite this warning, Spurlock decides to continue the experiment.

. His internist, Dr. Daryl Isaacs, advises him to stop what he is doing immediately to avoid any serious health problems. He compares Spurlock with the protagonist played by

, who intentionally drinks himself to death in a matter of weeks. Despite this warning, Spurlock decides to continue the experiment.

On March 2, Spurlock makes it to day 30 and achieves his goal. In thirty days, he has “Supersized” his meals nine times along the way (five of which were in Texas , four in New York City). His physicians are surprised at the degree of deterioration in Spurlock’s health. He notes that he has eaten as many McDonald’s meals as most nutritionists say the ordinary person should eat in 8 years (he ate 90 meals, which is close to the number of meals consumed once a month in an 8-year period).

On March 2, Spurlock makes it to day 30 and achieves his goal. In thirty days, he has “Supersized” his meals nine times along the way (five of which were in

, four in New York City). His physicians are surprised at the degree of deterioration in Spurlock’s health. He notes that he has eaten as many McDonald’s meals as most nutritionists say the ordinary person should eat in 8 years (he ate 90 meals, which is close to the number of meals consumed once a month in an 8-year period).

The documentary’s end text states that it took Spurlock 5 months to lose 20.1 pounds (9.1 kg) and another 9 months to lose the last 4.5 pounds (2.0 kg). His then-girlfriend Alex, now his ex-wife, began supervising his recovery with her ” detox diet “, which became the basis for her book, The Great American Detox Diet . [13]

The documentary’s end text states that it took Spurlock 5 months to lose 20.1 pounds (9.1 kg) and another 9 months to lose the last 4.5 pounds (2.0 kg). His then-girlfriend Alex, now his ex-wife, began supervising his recovery with her “

The movie ends with a rhetorical question , “Who do you want to see go first, you or them?” This is accompanied by a cartoon tombstone, which reads “Ronald McDonald (1954-2012)”, which originally appeared in The Economist in an article addressing the ethics of marketing to children. [14]

, “Who do you want to see go first, you or them?” This is accompanied by a cartoon tombstone, which reads “Ronald McDonald (1954-2012)”, which originally appeared in

A short epilogue was added to the film. Although it showed that the salads can contain even more calories than burgers if the customer adds liberal amounts of cheese and dressing prior to consumption, it also described McDonald’s discontinuation of the Super Size option six weeks after the movie’s premiere, as well as its recent emphasis on healthier menu items such as salads, and the release of the new adult Happy Meal . McDonald’s denied that these changes had anything to do with the film.

A short epilogue was added to the film. Although it showed that the salads can contain even more calories than burgers if the customer adds liberal amounts of cheese and dressing prior to consumption, it also described McDonald’s discontinuation of the

option six weeks after the movie’s premiere, as well as its recent emphasis on healthier menu items such as salads, and the release of the new adult

Super Size Me premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where Morgan Spurlock won the Grand Jury Prize for directing the film. [15] The film opened in the U.S. on May 7, 2004, and grossed a total of $11,536,423 worldwide, making it the 22nd highest-grossing documentary film of all time. [16] It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary but lost to the film Born into Brothels . Super Size Me received two thumbs up on At the Movies with Ebert and Roeper . The film received overall positive reviews from critics, as well as movie-goers, and holds a 93% “Certified Fresh” rating on the film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes .

premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where Morgan Spurlock won the Grand Jury Prize for directing the film.

The film opened in the U.S. on May 7, 2004, and grossed a total of $11,536,423 worldwide, making it the 22nd highest-grossing documentary film of all time.

. The film received overall positive reviews from critics, as well as movie-goers, and holds a 93% “Certified Fresh” rating on the film review aggregator

Caroline Westbrook for BBC News stated that the hype for the documentary was proper “to a certain extent”, because of its serious message, and that, overall, the film’s “high comedy factor and over-familiarity of the subject matter render it less powerful than other recent documentaries – but it still makes for enjoyable, thought-provoking viewing.” [17] One reviewer said “he’s telling us something everyone already knows: Fast food is bad for you.” [18] [ dead link ]

stated that the hype for the documentary was proper “to a certain extent”, because of its serious message, and that, overall, the film’s “high comedy factor and over-familiarity of the subject matter render it less powerful than other recent documentaries – but it still makes for enjoyable, thought-provoking viewing.”

Robert Davis of Paste said the movie accomplished some of its goals and addressed an important topic, but at the same time sometimes looked more like a publicity stunt than a documentary. He primarily criticized the dramatic and unscientific approach of Super Size Me , saying Spurlock unnecessarily ate more than he had to and ignored his nutritionist’s advice. Davis explained he would have been more interested had the documentary been about trying to eat as healthy as possible at McDonalds: “You could choose low-fat options, but it would be impossible to get enough vegetables and fiber, and the low-fat meal would be incredibly bland, the product of a system that has worked to optimize food delivery and consistency and, in doing so, has invented foods so devoid of flavor that they require dressings, oils, beef tallow and goopy coatings to make them more than just textured blobs. The industry has worked hard to convince consumers that these odd, sweet flavors are not only good but also unique, recognizable parts of a brand. Spurlock doesn’t attempt to convey this message, presumably because the affects [ sic ] of too few vegetables and too little fiber aren’t as dramatic as speedy weight-and-cholesterol gains.” [19]

said the movie accomplished some of its goals and addressed an important topic, but at the same time sometimes looked more like a publicity stunt than a documentary. He primarily criticized the dramatic and unscientific approach of

, saying Spurlock unnecessarily ate more than he had to and ignored his nutritionist’s advice. Davis explained he would have been more interested had the documentary been about trying to eat as healthy as possible at McDonalds: “You could choose low-fat options, but it would be impossible to get enough vegetables and fiber, and the low-fat meal would be incredibly bland, the product of a system that has worked to optimize food delivery and consistency and, in doing so, has invented foods so devoid of flavor that they require dressings, oils, beef tallow and goopy coatings to make them more than just textured blobs. The industry has worked hard to convince consumers that these odd, sweet flavors are not only good but also unique, recognizable parts of a brand. Spurlock doesn’t attempt to convey this message, presumably because the affects [

] of too few vegetables and too little fiber aren’t as dramatic as speedy weight-and-cholesterol gains.”

McDonald’s UK responded that the author intentionally consumed an average of 5,000 calories per day and did not exercise, and that the results would have been the same regardless of the source of overeating. [20]

McDonald’s UK responded that the author intentionally consumed an average of 5,000 calories per day and did not exercise, and that the results would have been the same regardless of the source of overeating.

In his reply documentary Fat Head , Tom Naughton “suggests that Spurlock’s calorie and fat counts don’t add up” and noted Spurlock’s refusal to publish the Super Size Me food log. The Houston Chronicle reports: “Unlike Spurlock, Naughton has a page on his Web site that lists every item (including nutritional information) he ate during his fast-food month.” [21] About 1/3 of Spurlock’s calories came from sugar. His nutritionist, Bridget Bennett, warned him about his excess intake of sugar from “milkshakes and Cokes”. It is revealed toward the end of the movie that over the course of the diet, he consumed “over 30 pounds (14 kg) of sugar, and over 12 pounds (5.4 kg) of fat from their food”. About 2000 calories in a lb. of sugar, of nearly 5000 calories consumed per day, accounted for just under 36% percent of his caloric intake. [ original research? ]

, Tom Naughton “suggests that Spurlock’s calorie and fat counts don’t add up” and noted Spurlock’s refusal to publish the

reports: “Unlike Spurlock, Naughton has a page on his Web site that lists every item (including nutritional information) he ate during his fast-food month.”

About 1/3 of Spurlock’s calories came from sugar. His nutritionist, Bridget Bennett, warned him about his excess intake of sugar from “milkshakes and Cokes”. It is revealed toward the end of the movie that over the course of the diet, he consumed “over 30 pounds (14 kg) of sugar, and over 12 pounds (5.4 kg) of fat from their food”. About 2000 calories in a lb. of sugar, of nearly 5000 calories consumed per day, accounted for just under 36% percent of his caloric intake.

After eating exclusively at McDonald’s for one month, Soso Whaley said, “The first time I did the diet in April 2004, I lost 10 pounds (going from 175 to 165) and lowered my cholesterol from 237 to 197, a drop of 40 points.” Of particular note was that she exercised regularly and did not insist on consuming more food than she otherwise would. Despite eating at only McDonald’s every day, she maintained her caloric intake at around 2,000 per day. [22]

After eating exclusively at McDonald’s for one month, Soso Whaley said, “The first time I did the diet in April 2004, I lost 10 pounds (going from 175 to 165) and lowered my cholesterol from 237 to 197, a drop of 40 points.” Of particular note was that she exercised regularly and did not insist on consuming more food than she otherwise would. Despite eating at only McDonald’s every day, she maintained her caloric intake at around 2,000 per day.

After John Cisna, a high school science teacher, lost 60 pounds while eating exclusively at McDonald’s for 180 days, he said, “I’m not pushing McDonald’s. I’m not pushing fast food. I’m pushing taking accountability and making the right choice for you individually… As a science teacher, I would never show Super Size Me because when I watched that, I never saw the educational value in that… I mean, a guy eats uncontrollable amounts of food, stops exercising, and the whole world is surprised he puts on weight? What I’m not proud about is probably 70 to 80 percent of my colleagues across the United States still show Super Size Me in their health class or their biology class. I don’t get it.” [23]

After John Cisna, a high school science teacher, lost 60 pounds while eating exclusively at McDonald’s for 180 days, he said, “I’m not pushing McDonald’s. I’m not pushing fast food. I’m pushing taking accountability and making the right choice for you individually… As a science teacher, I would never show

because when I watched that, I never saw the educational value in that… I mean, a guy eats uncontrollable amounts of food, stops exercising, and the whole world is surprised he puts on weight? What I’m not proud about is probably 70 to 80 percent of my colleagues across the United States still show

Six weeks after the film’s debut, McDonald’s dropped its supersize portions. [24] In the United Kingdom, McDonald’s publicized the website www.supersizeme-thedebate.co.uk , which included a response to and criticisms of the film. [25] In theaters in the UK, the company placed a brief ad in the film’s trailers, pointing to the URL and stating “See what we disagree with. See what we agree with”.

In theaters in the UK, the company placed a brief ad in the film’s trailers, pointing to the URL and stating “See what we disagree with. See what we agree with”.

Internationally, Super Size Me was a major success in the box office of Australia. [26] Thus, McDonald’s in Australia took that documentary very seriously, and tried to respond. They created an advertising campaign that included three elements: two advertisements for TV and one produced to be shown in movie theaters. [26]

Thus, McDonald’s in Australia took that documentary very seriously, and tried to respond. They created an advertising campaign that included three elements: two advertisements for TV and one produced to be shown in movie theaters.

The film was the inspiration for the BBC television series The Supersizers… in which the presenters dine on historical meals and take medical tests to ascertain the impact on their health. [27]

in which the presenters dine on historical meals and take medical tests to ascertain the impact on their health.

Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings and Seven Steps to End Them Naturally by Neal Barnard, M.D., St. Martin’s Press (June 2003)

Yesterday, Morgan Spurlock posted a lengthy note on Twitter called “I am Part of the Problem” in which he disclosed his own history of sexual misconduct. It included a sexual-harassment claim he settled; a woman’s claim that he raped her when they were in college (“There were no charges or investigations, but she wrote about the instance in a short story writing class and called me by name,” Spurlock wrote in his post); and a breakdown of his history of infidelity. Now, Spurlock is leaving his production company, Warrior Poets, which will now be run by two of its co-founders, who sent out a note to company employees today.

Yesterday, Morgan Spurlock posted a lengthy note on Twitter called “I am Part of the Problem” in which he disclosed his own history of sexual misconduct. It included a sexual-harassment claim he settled; a woman’s claim that he raped her when they were in college (“There were no charges or investigations, but she wrote about the instance in a short story writing class and called me by name,” Spurlock wrote in his post); and a breakdown of his history of infidelity. Now, Spurlock is leaving his production company, Warrior Poets, which will now be run by two of its co-founders, who

On behalf of Warrior Poets, we as partners have always supported our company and its endeavors. As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately.

We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.

We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.

Warrior Poets has produced documentaries such as Freakonomics: The Movie , Rats , and the recent Toronto International Film Festival premiere, Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!

Morgan Spurlock, director of hit documentary Super Size Me, is stepping down from his production company after admitting to a history of sexual misconduct .

In a statement issued on Thursday by the company, partners Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin said: “As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately.

“We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.”

“We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.”

Production company SpringHill Entertainment, founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, has cut ties with Spurlock on a planned documentary series focusing on the opening of James’ I Promise School in Akron, Ohio in the autumn of 2018.

“SpringHill Entertainment will be cancelling its production agreement with Morgan Spurlock and Warrior Poets. We will continue moving forward to tell the important story of the I Promise School,” said a spokesman for SpringHill Entertainment in a statement issued to ESPN .

“SpringHill Entertainment will be cancelling its production agreement with Morgan Spurlock and Warrior Poets. We will continue moving forward to tell the important story of the I Promise School,” said a spokesman for SpringHill Entertainment in a statement issued to

Amid the #MeToo movement which has seen dozens of women come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against men in positions of power, Spurlock said he wanted to be “truthful” about his past.

In a blog post , he said he was “part of the problem” and revealed a history of sexual misconduct, including an allegation of rape and a settlement for sexual harassment.

, he said he was “part of the problem” and revealed a history of sexual misconduct, including an allegation of rape and a settlement for sexual harassment.

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realisation of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?'” he wrote.

Spurlock recounted how he had been “floored” in college when he heard that a girl had written a story in her class which accused him of raping her.

“We began fooling around, she pushed me off, then we laid in the bed and talked and laughed some more, and then began fooling around again.

“We took off our clothes. She said she didn’t want to have sex, so we laid together, and talked, and kissed, and laughed, and then we started having sex.”

Spurlock said he stopped having sex when the woman started to cry, claiming he “tried to comfort her” and “believed she was feeling better”.

He also detailed a payment he made to a former female assistant who he said demanded money in exchange for keeping silent about his sexual harassment eight years ago.

He also detailed a payment he made to a former female assistant who he said demanded money in exchange for keeping silent about his

“I would call my female assistant ‘hot pants’ or ‘sex pants’ when I was yelling to her from the other side of the office,” he wrote.

“Something I thought was funny at the time, but then realised I had completely demeaned and belittled her to a place of non-existence.

“So, when she decided to quit, she came to me and said if I didn’t pay her a settlement, she would tell everyone.”

Speculating as to what drove him to his actions, the film-maker revealed he had been sexually abused as a child and a teenager, and said his father had left his mother when he was young.

He said he had been drinking since 13 “to fill the emotional hole inside me and the daily depression I coped with”.

“Maybe that will be a start. Who knows. But I do know I’ve talked enough in my life … I’m finally ready to listen,” he wrote.

The 47-year-old is leaving his position as CEO of Warrior Poets, CNN reports. The site obtained a note from Spurlock’s Warrior Poets partners Matthew Galkin and Jeremy Chilnick which states that Spurlock is “stepping down effective immediately.”

This news comes just two days after the producer, known for his Super Size Me documentary, admitted to sexual misconduct in an open letter .

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?'” Spurlock began his Twitter post .

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?'” Spurlock began his

“You see, I’ve come to understand after months of these revelations, that I am not some innocent bystander, I am also a part of the problem,” he continued, “I’m sure I’m not alone in this thought, but I can’t blindly act as though I didn’t somehow play a part in this, and if I’m going truly represent myself as someone who has built a career on finding the truth, then it’s time for me to be truthful as well.”

Spurlock went on to share with readers, “Over my life, there have been many instances that parallel what we see everyday in the news. When I was in college, a girl who I hooked up with on a one night stand accused me of rape. Not outright. There were no charges or investigations, but she wrote about the instance in a short story writing class and called me by name. A female friend who was in the class told be about it afterwards. I was floored.”

The filmmaker also discussed how he “settled a sexual harassment allegation” at his office eight years ago.

He wrote, “Then there was the time I settled a sexual harassment allegation at my office. This was around 8 years ago, and it wasn’t a gropy feely harassment. It was verbal, and it was just as bad. I would call my female assistant ‘hot pants’ or ‘sex pants’ when I was yelling to her from the other side of the office. Something I thought was funny at the time, but then realized I had completely demeaned and belittled her to a place of non-existence. So, when she decided to quit, she came to me and said if I didn’t pay her a settlement, she would tell everyone. Being who I was, it was the last thing I wanted, so of course, I paid. I paid for peace of mind. I paid for her silence and cooperation. Most of all, I paid so I could remain who I was. I am part of the problem.”

In the open letter, Spurlock also discussed sexual abuse he experienced, his relationship with drinking, his infidelities and more. You can read Spurlock’s message HERE .

In the open letter, Spurlock also discussed sexual abuse he experienced, his relationship with drinking, his infidelities and more. You can read Spurlock’s message

The fallout from Morgan Spurlock ‘s admission to past sexual misconduct has started — he’s stepping down effective immediately from the company he co-founded … TMZ has learned.

‘s admission to past sexual misconduct has started — he’s stepping down effective immediately from the company he co-founded … TMZ has learned.

Jeremy Chilnick — co-founder of the Warrior Poets production company that produced the Oscar- nominated documentary ” Super Size Me ” — tells TMZ … Morgan’s stepping down and the company will be run by Jeremy and other equal partner, Matthew Galkin .

” — tells TMZ … Morgan’s stepping down and the company will be run by Jeremy and other equal partner,

As we reported … Morgan came clean about his checkered past that included an accusation of rape and paying off a former female assistant following sexual harassment allegations.

an accusation of rape and paying off a former female assistant following sexual harassment allegations.

Morgan Spurlock leaves his production company after misconduct confession. Morgan Spurlock has stepped down from his production company after admitting to sexual misconduct. The ‘Super Size Me’ filmmaker posted a lengthy document online in which he revealed he had been accused of rape while in college, paid off a former assistant who accused him of sexual harassment, and confessed to being unfaithful in all his relationships, and he is now planning to leave Warrior Poets, which will continue to run with co-founders Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin at the helm. Jeremy and Matthew said in a statement: “As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately. We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.” The decision comes after the 47-year-old director spoke at length about his past, including admitting to battling depression and alcoholism, and experiencing sexual abuse when he was younger. His candid post began with an admission that he is “part of the problem” and has been waiting for his past to catch up with him. He wrote: “As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realisation of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘Who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘When will they come for me?’ You see, I’ve come to understand after months of these revelations, that I am not some innocent bystander, I am also a part of the problem.” But he has vowed to also be a “part of the solution” and to “do better” in future. He concluded in his lengthy online post: “I am part of the problem. We all are. But I am also part of the solution. By recognizing and openly admitting what I’ve done to further this terrible situation, I hope to empower the change within myself. We should all find the courage to admit we’re at fault. More than anything, I’m hopeful that I can start to rebuild the trust and the respect of those I love most. I’m not sure I deserve it, but I will work everyday to earn it back. I will do better. I will be better. I believe we all can. The only individual I have control over is me. So starting today, I’m going to be more honest with you and myself. I’m going to lay it all out in the open. Maybe that will be a start. Who knows. But I do know I’ve talked enough in my life … I’m finally ready to listen.”

Morgan Spurlock leaves his production company after misconduct confession. Morgan Spurlock has stepped down from his production company after admitting to sexual misconduct. The

posted a lengthy document online in which he revealed he had been accused of rape while in college, paid off a former assistant who accused him of sexual harassment, and confessed to being unfaithful in all his relationships, and he is now planning to leave Warrior Poets, which will continue to run with co-founders Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin at the helm. Jeremy and Matthew said in a statement: “As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately. We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.” The decision comes after the 47-year-old director spoke at length about his past, including admitting to battling depression and alcoholism, and experiencing sexual abuse when he was younger. His candid post began with an admission that he is “part of the problem” and has been waiting for his past to catch up with him. He wrote: “As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realisation of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘Who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘When will they come for me?’ You see, I’ve come to understand after months of these revelations, that I am not some innocent bystander, I am also a part of the problem.” But he has vowed to also be a “part of the solution” and to “do better” in future. He concluded in his lengthy online post: “I am part of the problem. We all are. But I am also part of the solution. By recognizing and openly admitting what I’ve done to further this terrible situation, I hope to empower the change within myself. We should all find the courage to admit we’re at fault. More than anything, I’m hopeful that I can start to rebuild the trust and the respect of those I love most. I’m not sure I deserve it, but I will work everyday to earn it back. I will do better. I will be better. I believe we all can. The only individual I have control over is me. So starting today, I’m going to be more honest with you and myself. I’m going to lay it all out in the open. Maybe that will be a start. Who knows. But I do know I’ve talked enough in my life … I’m finally ready to listen.”

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Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock has stepped down from Warrior Poets, the New York-based production company he founded in 2004. The announcement came on Thursday, a day after he shared a confessional blog post admitting to his long history of sexual harassment.

director Morgan Spurlock has stepped down from Warrior Poets, the New York-based production company he founded in 2004. The announcement came on Thursday, a day after he shared a confessional blog post admitting to his long history of sexual harassment.

“On behalf of Warrior Poets, we as partners have always supported our company and its endeavours. As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately,” a spokeswoman for the company said in a statement on Thursday. No further explanation was offered.

Spurlock, who wrote that he “built a career on finding the truth”, shared the detailed account of his misconduct stretching back to his college days in a post that he tweeted on Wednesday night with the note, “I am Part of the Problem.”

The message came just months after he sold his documentary Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! to YouTube Red for $3.5 million (Dh12 million), according to Deadline. Spurlock also has a forthcoming docu-series titled Cultureshock on A&E;, set to premiere in 2018.

to YouTube Red for $3.5 million (Dh12 million), according to Deadline. Spurlock also has a forthcoming docu-series titled

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realisation of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ ” he began. “I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?’ “

In the blog post, he chronicled his multiple infidelities, verbal sexual harassment in the workplace, battle with depression and decades-long struggle with alcohol abuse.

“I can’t blindly act as though I didn’t somehow play a part in this,” Spurlock wrote about the sexual harassment epidemic in Hollywood. “Over my life, there have been many instances that parallel what we see every day in the news.”

To support this statement, he offered several examples of his sexual misconduct throughout the post, always punctuating the harrowing stories with a variation on the phrase, “I am part of the problem.”

The first instance he divulged took place in college, when he had a one-night sexual encounter with a girl that he thought was consensual but she later referred to as “rape”.

After a night of drinking, the two went back to his room and “began fooling around”, but she pushed him off her. Still clothed, the two laid in bed for a while laughing and joking. Before long they were “fooling around” again, though this time they took off their clothes.

The girl, whom Spurlock didn’t name, said she didn’t want to have sex, but they eventually did anyway. During intercourse, the girl began crying. The two stopped having sex, and Spurlock tried comforting her.

“I thought I was doing ok, I believed she was feeling better. She believed she was raped,” Spurlock wrote, adding, “That’s why I’m part of the problem.”

Spurlock next recounted the behaviour that led to him settling a sexual harassment allegation with a former female assistant.

He would often yell at her from across the office, using diminutive nicknames such as “hot pants” and “sex pants”, which he thought were funny but later realised had “completely demeaned and belittled her to a place of non-existence.”

When his assistant quit, she told Spurlock that he had to pay her to remain silent about his consistent verbal sexual harassment, the director wrote.

“I paid for peace of mind. I paid for her silence and cooperation. Most of all, I paid so I could remain who I was,” Spurlock wrote.

Spurlock then wrote that he has “been unfaithful to every wife and girlfriend” he’s ever had, adding that his hatred of this behaviour “didn’t make me stop”.

Musing on what spurred this pattern of infidelity, Spurlock wrote that he was sexually abused “as a boy and as a young man in my teens”. He told only his first wife about the abuse, “for fear of being seen as weak or less than a man”. He also wrote that he suffered from depression and has used alcohol to cope with the mental illness since he was 13 years old and that he hasn’t been “sobre for more than a week in 30 years”.

Calling himself “someone who consistently hurts those closest to me,” he wrote that “I have helped create a world of disrespect through my own actions”.

He concluded the post by promising to “do better”, to “be better”. To begin, he wrote, “I’m going to be more honest with you and myself.”

The post received mixed reactions, because, as Andrea Mandell wrote in USA Today , “His motive remains unclear: Is Spurlock purely trying to take responsibility for his actions? Get ahead of new allegations? Preserve his reputation as a documentarian? Reassure investors, like those at CBS and A&E;?”

, “His motive remains unclear: Is Spurlock purely trying to take responsibility for his actions? Get ahead of new allegations? Preserve his reputation as a documentarian? Reassure investors, like those at CBS and A&E;?”

One Twitter user said it is “brave to come forward”. Another thanked him for his “honestly and bravery.”

“Morgan Spurlock is not brave, he’s trying to get ahead of the story and give you a reason so when you hear about how garbage he is, you think of the reason,” comedian Peter Coffin wrote on Twitter.

One user called him “opportunistic”. Another said that despite his post, “he’s still bad and I want him to go away.”

The ‘Super Size Me’ filmmaker posted a lengthy document online in which he revealed he had been accused of rape while in college.

LONDON – Morgan Spurlock has stepped down from his production company after admitting to sexual misconduct.

The Super Size Me filmmaker posted a lengthy document online in which he revealed he had been accused of rape while in college, paid off a former assistant who accused him of sexual harassment and confessed to being unfaithful in all his relationships, and he is now planning to leave Warrior Poets, which will continue to run with co-founders Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin at the helm.

filmmaker posted a lengthy document online in which he revealed he had been accused of rape while in college, paid off a former assistant who accused him of sexual harassment and confessed to being unfaithful in all his relationships, and he is now planning to leave Warrior Poets, which will continue to run with co-founders Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin at the helm.

Chilnick and Galkin said in a statement: “As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately.

“We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.”

“We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.”

The decision comes after the 47-year-old director spoke at length about his past, including admitting to battling depression and alcoholism, and experiencing sexual abuse when he was younger.

His candid post began with an admission that he is “part of the problem” and has been waiting for his past to catch up with him.

He wrote: “As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realisation of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘Who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘When will they come for me?’

“You see, I’ve come to understand after months of these revelations, that I am not some innocent bystander, I am also a part of the problem.”

“But I am also part of the solution. By recognizing and openly admitting what I’ve done to further this terrible situation, I hope to empower the change within myself. We should all find the courage to admit we’re at fault.

“More than anything, I’m hopeful that I can start to rebuild the trust and the respect of those I love most. I’m not sure I deserve it, but I will work every day to earn it back.

“The only individual I have control over is me. So, starting today, I’m going to be more honest with you and myself. I’m going to lay it all out in the open. Maybe that will be a start. Who knows. But I do know I’ve talked enough in my life … I’m finally ready to listen.”

Last night , Morgan Spurlock shared a lengthy essay about his own history of sexual misconduct, revealing that a woman accused him of rape in college, that he paid a settlement to a former assistant who he would call “sex pants,” and that he cheated on everyone he’s been in a relationship with. Now, Deadline is reporting that Spurlock has stepped down from his production company Warrior Poets, which he founded with Jeremy Chilnick in 2004. Spurlock’s most recent film for Warrior Poets was his Super Size Me sequel Holy Chicken , which was already picked up for distribution by YouTube Red in September. Deadline says he was also working with LeBron James on a documentary series about James opening a school for at-risk children in Ohio, but the story doesn’t say how or if his departure from Warrior Poets might impact that.

, Morgan Spurlock shared a lengthy essay about his own history of sexual misconduct, revealing that a woman accused him of rape in college, that he paid a settlement to a former assistant who he would call “sex pants,” and that he cheated on everyone he’s been in a relationship with. Now,

that Spurlock has stepped down from his production company Warrior Poets, which he founded with Jeremy Chilnick in 2004. Spurlock’s most recent film for Warrior Poets was his

says he was also working with LeBron James on a documentary series about James opening a school for at-risk children in Ohio, but the story doesn’t say how or if his departure from Warrior Poets might impact that.

On behalf of Warrior Poets, we as partners have always supported our company and its endeavors. As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately.

We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.

We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.

One day removed from Morgan Spurlock’s essay addressing acts of sexual harassment and misconduct in his past , the documentarian has stepped down from his production company Warrior Poets.

Spurlock’s departure from the company, which the Super Size Me filmmaker co-founded in 2004, was confirmed in a statement acknowledging Spurlock’s departure.

“On behalf of Warrior Poets, we as partners have always supported our company and its endeavors. As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately,” said Warrior Poets co-founders Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin. “We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.”

“On behalf of Warrior Poets, we as partners have always supported our company and its endeavors. As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately,” said Warrior Poets co-founders Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin. “We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.”

In a statement titled “I Am Part of the Problem,” Spurlock wrote about a rape allegation he faced in college in a situation where he concedes his partner did not want to have sex.

I’m sure I’m not alone in this thought, but I can’t blindly act as though I didn’t somehow play a part in this, and if I’m going truly represent myself as someone who has built a career on finding the truth, then it’s time for me to be truthful as well.

Over my life, there have been many instances that parallel what we see everyday in the news. When I was in college, a girl who I hooked up with on a one night stand accused me of rape. Not outright. There were no charges or investigations, but she wrote about the instance in a short story writing class and called me by name. A female friend who was in the class told be about it afterwards.

Spurlock also shared that he sexually harassed an employee by referring to her as “hot pants” and “sex pants.” According to Spurlock, he would later pay a settlement to this employee to keep the matter quiet.

It’s unclear at this stage what will become of Spurlock’s recently sold doc Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! . YouTube Red purchased the film at Sundance for $3.5 million.