Oprah cancels involvement in Apple TV+ documentary on sexual assault in the music industry
Oprah Winfrey has cancelled her involvement with a documentary on sexual assault and abuse in the music industry, one month after Apple revealed it would debut on Apple TV+ later this year.
Within a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, Oprah said creative differences have lead to her pulling back on her title as executive producer on the project, claiming that the film will no longer be shown on the Apple TV+ platform.
The documentary, which was set to be screened at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, is the second major Apple TV+ premiere to be cancelled at short notice, the first being The Banker which was pulled from the AFI festival a week before it was set to be screened.
Oprah’s statement reads “In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured, and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision.”
I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on The Untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering documentary and it will not air on Apple TV+, Winfrey said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. First and foremost, I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support the women. Their stories deserve to be told and heard. In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured, and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision.
Apple hasn’t commented on the claims that the show has been cancelled.