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.
Here’s a statement released by the studio:
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.