Devin Faraci is no longer employed by the Alamo Drafthouse, Drafthouse owner Tim League said in a letter that was sent to Drafthouse employees Wednesday evening and posted on his Facebook page.
I would like you each to know that I have spoken with Devin today, and we agreed it is the right decision for him to leave the company permanently. He offered his resignation, and I have accepted it.
Our company values the ability to reflect on our own actions both individually and as a team. I have reflected a great deal, and I welcome the opportunity to speak with each of you, to listen and to provide the opportunity for further reflection.
As a result, you will all be receiving an invitation to a series of small group discussions beginning Friday. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me personally with any concerns as we together chart our path forward.”
Faraci’s resignation comes after it came to light earlier this week that Faraci has been writing for the Drafthouse for some time.
Several promotional blurbs with Faraci’s byline appeared on the Fantastic Fest website and the Internet took notice. Those blurbs were removed and replaced with ones by a different author Wednesday.
In addition, current Birth.Movies.Death editor Meredith Borders released a statement regarding her publication’s relationship (or lack thereof) with Faraci:
“Yesterday, Tim League, owner of the Alamo Drafthouse, released a statement that our former Editor-in-Chief Devin Faraci has been copywriting for the Alamo after stepping down from Birth.Movies.Death. A number of fans were understandably upset by this information, and tonight Tim announced that Devin has officially parted ways from the company for good.
I want to be clear: since Devin’s letter of resignation, he has not worked in any capacity for Birth.Movies.Death.—not the website, the magazine or the management of the department.
As ever, we consider you, our readers, as much a part of this family as anyone employed here. As such, we want to leave the comments section open for you to talk out this situation however you need. That said, I will be strictly moderating to ensure no intolerant or hateful speech crops up, and we will close the comment section tomorrow night for that reason.
For those of you who prefer to discuss this in a more personal sphere, I want you to know that my figurative door is open. Please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
It remains unclear at this time as to if Faraci, since his resignation from Birth.Movies.Death last year, was ever not employed by an arm of the Drafthouse. Representatives for the Drafthouse declined to comment.