Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara reportedly helped a British actress with whom he was allegedly having a sexual relationship land roles in movies and TV shows, according to hundreds of texts, emails, and a draft settlement agreement reviewed by The Hollywood Reporter. Throughout his three-year “sexual relationship” with Charlotte Kirk, the newspaper reports, Tsujihara would arrange for the actress “to meet with studio executives on Warner Bros. film and TV projects, a highly unorthodox effort for the chairman of a studio.” Kirk, 21, who played small roles in 2016’s How to Be Single and 2018’s Ocean’s 8, reportedly met the studio chief through Australian billionaire James Parker.
“Through her spokesperson, the actress has publicly denied any impropriety in her casting, and our prior investigation did not find otherwise,” a WarnerMedia rep says in a statement. The Warner Bros. CEO’s personal attorney responded similarly, saying: “Mr. Tsujihara had no direct role in the hiring of this actress.”