The creator of Screen Junkies’ popular “Honest Trailers” videos was suspended this week after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment.
Andy Signore was accused of sexual misconduct by several women, who came forward on Twitter, one of which said the video creator said he wanted to masturbate in front of her.
He reportedly told her, “you can read a book for all I care.”
Another Twitter user said she was in talks with HR when Signore allegedly tried to force himself on her but “all they’ve done is protect him.”
Defy Media, which owns Screen Junkies, released a statement on Friday announcing Signore’s suspension.
“We at ScreenJunkies and Defy Media have no tolerance for harassment or retaliation of any kind,” the statement read.
“We have been conducting a thorough investigation into allegations made against Andy Signmore and are preparing to respond to those allegations and take appropriate action.”
The organizations also declared that due to the information that was made public, they decided to suspend Signore’s employment for the duration of the investigation.
“We will take all necessary action once the investigation is fully complete,” the statement concluded.
One Screen Junkies employee came forward saying he believed the victims stories.
“I’m numb. I don’t know what to do. Questioning everything I thought I knew,” Dan Murrell, a film critic, tweeted. “To those that came forward – I hear you and I believe you.”
The head writer for Signore’s “Honest Trailers,” Spencer Gilbert, also responded to the accusations.
“Sickened, saddened, and frankly in shock right now,” he wrote on Twitter. “Not going into work that’s for sure.”
The first woman decided to come forward after the New York Times published a bombshell report about independent film titan Harvey Weinstein, which detailed his alleged sexual misconduct with actress Ashley Judd among other women.
“In light of recent events with Harvey Weinstein. Now is a good time to remind everyone I was sexually harassed by Andy Signore,” Emma Bowers wrote. “So yeah, it’s not just Weinstein… Girls in Hollywood get taken advantage of so much. I just want people to believe me when I say this happened.”
Her detailed account of the alleged sexual misconduct led to at least four other women to come forward with accusations against Signore. He has yet to publicly respond.