Showtime, Paramount Part Ways With 'Gigolo' Showrunner After Investigation

Published April 25th, 2022 - 08:22 GMT
Showtime, Paramount Part Ways With 'Gigolo' Showrunner After Investigation
David Hollander attends "Ray Donovan" Season 6 Premiere during the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios on September 23, 2018 in New York City. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images/AFP

Former Ray Donovan showrunner David Hollander has been fired from the upcoming Showtime series, American Gigolo, following an investigation by the network and producers Paramount Television Studios into his alleged misconduct.

"David Hollander is no longer on the drama series American Gigolo and Paramount Television Studios no longer has a producing relationship with him," a statement from Showtime and Paramount said Saturday.

Deadline cited unnamed sources as saying the investigation and firing involved comments Hollander allegedly made on the set of American Gigolo.

Although the type of statements have not been disclosed, they were not of sexual harassment nature, the outlet said.

Hollander has not publicly remarked on the situation and Variety said Hollander's representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The series adaptation of the 1980 Richard Gere film stars Jon Bernthal, Gretchen Mol, Rosie O'Donnell, Gabriel LaBelle and Wayne Brady. Bernthal plays former male escort Julian Kaye who returns to the Los Angeles sex industry 15 years after he was arrested for murder.


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