Following allegations about an affair with a young actress and his alleged intentions to help with her career within the studio by influencing casting, Kevin Tsujihara is exiting Warner Bros. where he served as CEO and chairman for the last six years.
Earlier this month, AT&T-owned Warnermedia announced a reorganization that will bring together the company’s family, kids, and animation efforts under a single Global Kids & Young Adults business. Tsujihara had been tasked with this consolidation effort that would have put him in charge of companies such as Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and Adult Swim, as well as Otter Media (home to Ellation Studios, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and VRV), and all activities around Warnermedia-licensed consumer products.
Warnermedia has not yet announced a replacement for the crucial position in the wake of Tsujihara’s departure, which now directly affects its animation divisions. It is expected to place an interim leadership team in charge as early as Tuesday.