A documentary focusing on sexual misconduct in the music industry will no longer air on Apple TV+, as Oprah, who brought the project to the streaming TV service, has stepped away from it.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oprah today said that she will no longer be an executive producer on the project and it will not be offered on ‌Apple TV+‌. Oprah believes there's more work to be done on the film and that it's not ready to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival that the filmmakers want to debut it at. From a statement Oprah gave to The Hollywood Reporter:

I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on The Untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Documentary and it will not air on Apple TV+.

First and foremost, I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support the women. Their stories deserve to be told and heard. In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured, and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision.

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering are talented filmmakers. I have great respect for their mission but given the filmmakers' desire to premiere the film at the Sundance Film Festival before I believe it is complete, I feel it's best to step aside. I will be working with Time's Up to support the victims and those impacted by abuse and sexual harassment.

News of Oprah and Apple's interest in the documentary came in early December after Oprah signed on to executive produce the film. The documentary explores alleged sexual misconduct in the music industry, following a former music executive who struggles with whether or not to go public with her story of assault and abuse by well-known music industry titan Russell Simmons.

The documentary was created by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, who have previously worked on several other documentaries, including "The Hunting Ground," exposing sexual assault on college campuses and "The Bleeding Edge," an exposé on the medical device industry.

Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Political News forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.

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Bandaman Avatar
59 months ago
Uh ... yeah ...

Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PickUrPoison Avatar
59 months ago

Uh ... yeah ...


Yeah, as a woman you should never be pictured kissing a man. Because if they ever get busted for being a rapist, you’ll be dragged down with them.

And you’ll deserve it! After all, you should have known he was a rapist. Oprah, you should be ashamed of yourself!

And if you’re not, no problem. Because we’ll shame you.

#Oprahsshamefulkiss
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PickUrPoison Avatar
59 months ago

This was a year after all that came to light ...
No it wasn’t. The pic is from 2014.

Whoops.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Glockworkorange Avatar
59 months ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2020/01/10/apple-drops-music-sexual-misconduct-documentary/')


A documentary focusing on sexual misconduct in the music industry ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/12/03/apple-music-industry-misconduct-documentary/') will no longer air on Apple TV+, as Oprah, who brought the project to the streaming TV service, has stepped away from it.



According to The Hollywood Reporter ('https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oprah-winfrey-steps-away-russell-simmons-accuser-doc-1268653?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social'), Oprah today said that she will no longer be an executive producer on the project and it will not be offered on Apple TV+. Oprah believes there's more work to be done on the film and that it's not ready to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival that the filmmakers want to debut it at. From a statement Oprah gave to The Hollywood Reporter:News of Oprah and Apple's interest in the documentary came in early December ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/12/03/apple-music-industry-misconduct-documentary/') after Oprah signed on to executive produce the film. The documentary explores alleged sexual misconduct in the music industry, following a former music executive who struggles with whether or not to go public with her story of assault and abuse by well-known music industry titan Russell Simmons.

The documentary was created by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, who have previously worked on several other documentaries, including "The Hunting Ground," exposing sexual assault on college campuses and "The Bleeding Edge," an exposé on the medical device industry.

Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Political News ('https://forums.macrumors.com/forums/political-news.218/') forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.

Article Link: Apple TV+ and Oprah Drop Documentary on Sexual Misconduct in the Music Industry Over Creative Differences ('https://www.macrumors.com/2020/01/10/apple-drops-music-sexual-misconduct-documentary/')
I think she’s saying it sucks "as is."


Yeah, as a woman you should never be pictured kissing a man. Because if they ever get busted for being a rapist, you’ll be dragged down with them.

And you’ll deserve it! After all, you should have known he was a rapist. Oprah, you should be ashamed of yourself!

And if you’re not, no problem. Because we’ll shame you.

#Oprahsshamefulkiss
Oh, I’m sure Oprah was very much aware of Harvey‘s reputation. If you think she wasn’t aware of that history spanning some, oh, 20 years plus, I have a bridge to sell you.

She knowingly and happily hung out with a rapist and abuser. Not my concern, you understand, but I will forever enjoy photos like this demonstrating the hypocrisy of Hollywood.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bandaman Avatar
59 months ago

Yeah, a woman should never be pictured kissing a man. Because if they ever get busted for being a rapist, you’ll be dragged down with them.

And you’ll deserve it! After all, you should have known he was a rapist. Oprah, you should be ashamed of yourself!

And if you’re not, no problem. Because we’ll shame you.
This was a year after all that came to light ...
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DocMultimedia Avatar
59 months ago
Why on earth do people like Oprah? I just don’t get it.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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