James Gunn Fired As Director Of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3
James Gunn has been fired as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” after a series of offensive tweets joking about pedophilia and rape resurfaced online. Alan Horn, chairman of Disney, the studio behind the franchise, made the announcement during San Diego Comic-Con, saying that the tweets were “indefensible” and out of line with “the studio’s values.” Gunn commented on the firing, noting his regrets about his past behavior on Twitter, which he had previously apologized for in 2011.
Stars of the “Galaxy” film responded to the news with support for Gunn as well as his own brother Sean, other celebrities, and even the fans seem to be upset. Apparently, there’s now a petition to get Gunn rehired as director of the film. More than 125,000 people have already signed it.
Anthony Anderson Under Investigation For Assault
Anthony Anderson is under criminal investigation for allegedly assaulting a woman after she catered one of his events. Sources are saying the alleged victim walked into the Hollywood Division of the Los Angeles Police Department earlier this year to file a report. The incident in question happened a few years ago when she met with him to discuss future business opportunities after the initial event. She only felt comfortable coming forward in the wake of the #MeToo movement. The “Black-ish” star’s rep said, “It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report whether it is true or false. The authorities have not contacted Anthony or any of his representatives about this matter. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim.”
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