Screen Junkies creator Andy Signore accused of sexual harassment

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"Honest Trailers" creator Andy Signore has been fired by Defy Media after sexual harassment and abuse charges lodged against him went public, Deadline.com reported.

Bowers had said in her post Thursday that the Times investigation against Weinstein inspired her to speak out against Signore, The Hollywood Reporter stated.

On Sunday after Defy released its statement on Signore's firing, Dawn tweeted, "FINALLY".

Last month, Signore and Screen Junkies won the award for best collaboration in the 2017 Streamy Award for the "Honest Trailers" spoof of "Wolverine".

A more detailed statement on the harassment I received from Andy Signore. There is simply no justification for this egregious and intolerable behavior.

Defy owns the YouTube channel Screen Junkies, which airs the series created by Signore every Tuesday.

It continues, "On Friday, new information became available and the scope and magnitude of his inappropriate actions became apparent". Bower said he tried to play it off as a joke, but he wouldn't let it go and clearly made Emma Bower feel deeply uncomfortable as he allegedly abused his power of an unpaid intern who was trying to get her foot in the door in the entertainment business.


April Dawn, a Screen Junkies fan, also shared her personal account with Signore on social media, alleging that he tried to assault her multiple times and offered her a position at Screen Junkies in return for sexual favors.

"Our Screen Junkies colleagues and freelancers are a team of remarkable creators serving loyal fans and we will support and protect them". Hours before Signore was sacked, the Weinstein Company announced that it had terminated the employment of Harvey Weinstein after additional allegations about inappropriate behaviour by the film producer were made.

Defy is the parent company to Screen Junkies YouTube, where Signore worked and served as senior vice president of content. In the statement, they also encouraged people who have been victims of such sexual behavior [VIDEO] to come forward.

Following Bowers' post, another woman claimed to have suffered similar harassment from Andy Signore.

On Friday, after the allegations were made public, Defy and Screen Junkies announced that Signore had been suspended.

Signore is well known in the online film community, with his Honest Trailers series - which skewers movies from The Dark Knight to Blade Runner - racking up more than 1 billion views since launching in 2012.

While Signore wasn't quite as boisterous about his male feminism as others who have been outed or charged, he did take an opportunity to swipe at #GamerGate briefly in the Honest Trailer for Wreck-It Ralph, claiming that the butch female soldier from the movie was "GamerGate's Worst Nightmare".

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