Warner Bros' CEO Kevin Tsujihara is facing an investigation over an alleged affair with an actress whom he helped in finding acting roles in the Warner Bros productions. Warner Media is conducting the investigation after the Hollywood Reporter detailed the history between Tsujihara and British actress Charlotte Kirk. According to Variety, the studio had earlier investigated the allegations in 2017 but found no instance of wrongdoing by Tsujihara, who is a married person.
Tsujihara and Kirk had reportedly met through their mutual friends James Packer, a media mogul, and director Brett Ratner in 2013. At that time, the pair was finalising a $450 million film financing deal with Warner Bros through their venture, known as RatPac. Kirk later issued a statement to THR where she denied any sort of “inappropriate behaviour” from either Tsujihara, Ratner or Packer. She even stressed that “Kevin never promised me anything.”
Despite that, text messages mentioned in the THR report indicated that Kirk had later accused Ratner and Packer of using her with Tsujihara to finalise the RatPac deal. A spokesperson from Warner Media said that Kirk had made no claims against Tsujihara or the studio. "Through her spokesperson, the actress has publicly denied any impropriety in her casting, and our prior investigation did not find otherwise," WarnerMedia was quoted as saying by media outlets. “Whenever we receive new allegations, it is our standard practice to conduct an appropriate investigation. And that is what we will do here." The spokesperson added that during the course of the investigation, Tsujihara will continue his role as the CEO of Warner Bros.