Sexual Assault Allegations Levied at Max Landis on Twitter
Bright writer Max Landis is the latest figure in Hollywood against which sexual assault allegations are levied, with the claims coming from multiple sources on Twitter. In early October, The New York Times published an explosive piece about movie producer Harvey Weinstein and allegations of decades of sexual misconduct and sexual violence against him. In the months since that piece was published, many more women have come forward with their own allegations against Weinstein – but many others have also come forward with allegations of sexual violence against a number of other prominent figures in Hollywood, including Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, Louis C.K., James Toback, Bryan Singer, T.J. Miller, and more. Now in recent days, as Netflix prepared to debut Bright, their first major attempt at rivaling Hollywood studio blockbusters, the film’s writer Max Landis has been the focus of sexual assault allegations – all arriving via Twitter. Landis has been a controversial figure in the past, drawing criticism when he accused Star Wars: The Force Awakens protagonist Rey of being a Mary Sue; he’s also been accused of harassing women online, including director Lexi Alexander. Most recently, in the days leading up to and following Bright’s official premiere on Netflix, Landis has been
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