Rumors of Duncan’s alleged sexual misconduct had been circulating for the last couple of weeks. This poses a potential problem for The Florida Project, a portrayal of children living in poverty from director Sean Baker. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Duncan, who has provided millions in financial backing for June, sexually harassed several people associated with the company and has also instructed a June employee to pay prostitutes. 2017-12-16T18:08:18+00:00″>
Published: December 16, 2017 6:08 pm
Andrew Duncan has denied all claims. “In light of allegations of misconduct against our investor Andrew Duncan, I am assuming sole ownership and leadership of June Pictures. June Pictures is committed to a respectful work environment dedicated to producing quality films. Top News
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In a statement, CEO Alex Saks said she has solidified plans to buy out Duncan’s stake in the company. The film, which features non-professional and first-time actors, has picked up regional critics awards and is considered a contender for an Academy Award nomination for best picture. The movie’s star Willem Dafoe was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award and a Golden Globe for his supporting role.