March 8, 2019
Kevin Tsujihara, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros., March 8 issued an email apology to staff members for his behavior regarding an extramarital affair and allegations he helped aspiring actress Charlotte Kirk land roles and auditions to keep the tryst secret.
Tsujihara, who had his duties at WarnerMedia recently expanded following a management shuffle, is under investigation by the media company created following AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner.
Specifically, the affair, which reportedly occurred shortly after Tsujihara became CEO of Warner Bros. in 2013, was disclosed March 6 by The Hollywood Reporter.
“I deeply regret that these personal actions have caused embarrassment to the company and to all of you,” Tsujihara wrote in the email. “I realized some time ago you are right to expect more from me and I set a course to do better.”
The CEO said he would fully cooperate with WarnerMedia and a third-party law firm reviewing the situation.
“Please don’t let my mistakes become a distraction,” Tsujihara wrote.