Devin Faraci publishes, then removes, statement regarding Alamo Drafthouse controversy

1:56 p.m Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 Movies
Deborah Cannon
Women stream into the theater at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz for a women-only showing of the Wonder Woman movie on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Devin Faraci -- who stepped down last year from his post as editor of the Alamo Drafthouse-owned magazine Birth.Movies.Death after an allegation of sexual misconduct came to light -- published a statement on Medium Thursday, then deleted it, as reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

A week away from its signature Fantastic Fest festival, the Austin-based Drafthouse organization has been engulfed in controversy even since it was revealed on Sept. 11 that Faraci had been writing internal copy for the Drafthouse for an unknown period of time.

Faraci resigned from his position at the Drafthouse permanently on Thursday, and his resignation was accepted by Drafthouse owner Tim League, who later released a statement.

Todd Brown, a now-former programmer with Fantastic Fest who resigned this week, citing the controversy, gave an interview with the Reporter which can be read here.

The Reporter also notes that Faraci was seen at Drafthouse events as early as February of this year and that the Drafthouse has hired "a crisis-management firm to deal with the backlash.” 

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