After a heavy backlash over the casting of accused rapists Curtis Lepore, Rainn Wilson issued a statement announcing Lepore has been dropped from his upcoming series. Here’s what Wilson posted October 24th, on his Facebook:
While it’s troubling that it took so long to make the decision to cut ties with him, it is definitely a step in the right direction and sends a message that there are consequences to things like pleading guilty to felony assault. Just as most employers do background checks before hiring employees, we can only hope Hollywood can follow that example. Thank you for doing the right thing, Rainn Wilson.