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Spurlock's 'Super Size Me' sequel pulled from Sundance fest

Spurlock's 'Super Size Me' sequel pulled from Sundance fest

On Thursday, Spurlock announced that he would step down from his post at Warrior Poets after admitting on Twitter that when he was in college, he was accused of raping a female classmate and that he had settled an eight-year-old sexual harassment allegation at his office.

Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary will not premiere at the Sundance Film Festival as planned.

"In light of recent revelations, Pretty Matches and Refinery29 are severing ties with Morgan Spurlock", the two companies said in a statement to Deadline.

"Production on "Who Rules the World" (working title) has been suspended until further review", a TNT spokesperson said in a statement.

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In his Wednesday Twitter post, Spurlock detailed multiple past encounters, including a sex in college that ended with his female partner claiming rape and an incident with a former female employee who he referred to as "hot pants" and "sex trousers". In the post, Spurlock says he thought it was amusing but later realized he was demeaning her. But the biggest question looming is what happens now to the fate of Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!

Spurlock, who's best known for the Oscar nominated documentary "Super Size Me", also wrote that he has "been unfaithful to every wife and girlfriend I have ever had". YouTube said Friday it would not release the film, according to the Hollywood Reporter. All of that remains in doubt now, while deal-makers are exploring their options of voiding the contract or selling the film back to Spurlock, insiders say.

YouTube Red, which was to distribute the film, also had a change of heart.


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