IndieWire reported Thursday that Harry Knowles and his outfit Ain’t It Cool News were no longer involved with this year’s Fantastic Fest and AICN was no longer listed as a fest sponsor.

Deborah Cannon/AMERICAN-STATESMAN Harry Knowles, of Ain't It Cool News, arrives at the 2008 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards in Austin, Texas on Friday, March 7, 2008.

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Fans noticed Wednesday that the site’s logo was no longer on the fest website.

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Knowles told IndieWire that “his decision was partly motivated by accusations about his own activity. ‘There was a rumor about me and an ex-girlfriend that felt ugly,’ he said. ‘They’re a complete fabrication and lie.’”

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This comes as part of the ever-metastasizing Alamo Drafthouse/Devin Faraci scandal, which is sure to be a topic of endless conversation at Fantastic Fest.

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Knowles is a founder of the festival and is a vocal cheerleader and long-time sponsor.