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.
Fans noticed Wednesday that the site’s logo was no longer on the fest website.
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.’”
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.
The fest starts today.
Knowles is a founder of the festival and is a vocal cheerleader and long-time sponsor.