Brizzi Xmas film will come out (3)

Company suspends future collaboration after alleged sexual abuse

(ANSA) - Rome, November 14 - Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia said Tuesday that Christmas movie "Poveri Ma Ricchissimi" (Poor but Very Rich) will come out as planned on December 14 even though director Fausto Brizzi is at the centre of a storm over alleged sexual abuse. The company said the decision was based on the fact that the film was "the result of the creativity, work and dedication of hundreds of women and men in the cast and production". It added that it had "suspended any future collaboration with Brizzi, who will not be connected to any activities regarding the promotion and distribution of the film". Brizzi has denied the accusations that featured in an investigative report by the Mediaset TV programme 'Le Iene' that aired in Italy on Sunday night.
    During the report 10 women accused Brizzi of varying degrees of sexual harassment and assault.