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HBO pulls James Veitch comedy special following rape allegations

HBO has pulled a comedy particular by James Veitch in gentle of plenty of sexual assault and rape allegations.

The British comic was dropped by his company, WME, and edited out of a Quibi sequence he was resulting from host, following an exposé printed by The Hollywood Reporter during which a number of graduates from Sarah Lawrence school made allegations about their experiences with Veitch.

The comedy particular was launched on August 20 on HBO Max, however has since been eliminated. The streaming platform mentioned in a press release, “We had been deeply disturbed to be taught of those allegations of unacceptable conduct by James Veitch and will probably be eradicating the particular from our platform for now.”

The information broke when Meghan Klien, one of many accusers, tweeted in July upon listening to information of Veitch’s particular, “It was widespread information to steer clear of him after I was an undergrad… It makes my pores and skin crawl to see somebody like that succeed understanding how a lot he violated my classmates. #creep”

Klien deleted her tweet and determined to then contact a pal, who shared comparable experiences. A community constructed from there during which dozens of ladies got here ahead first on a Fb group after which through interviews for THR.

“Our little community began bringing in tales left and proper,” Klien mentioned “In simply that first couple of days, I believe I acquired three tales of rape and two of assault. What stored me going was my connection to those girls — each lady that I talked to that first day I knew personally.”

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Veitch declined to remark for the exposé, whereas in accordance with the Hollywood Reporter a supply mentioned he denies all allegations. Quibi declined to remark relating to their determination.

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