Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara steps down as sexual misconduct investigation continues

Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara is stepping down as WarnerMedia continues an investigation into allegations that the studio chairman offered acting roles in exchange for sex.

WarnerMedia, the company formed after AT&T acquired Time Warner, began an investigation after a story in The Hollywood Reporter this month suggested a quid pro quo sexual relationship between an aspiring actress and the studio executive.

Two days before the story was published, WarnerMedia gave Tsujihara an expanded role, adding a portfolio of kids and young adults businesses, including Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Turner Classic Movies, to his position as head of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Now Tsujihara becomes one of the highest-ranking executives to be felled by sexual-misconduct allegations.

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