Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara apologized to staff members on Friday after he was accused of helping a woman he purportedly had a sexual relationship with get auditions.
“I deeply regret that I have made mistakes in my personal life that have caused pain and embarrassment to the people I love the most,” Tsujihara wrote in a note to staff, according to Variety.
“I also deeply regret that these personal actions have caused embarrassment to the company and to all of you. I realized some time ago you are right to expect more from me and I set a course to do better," he added. "That journey continues.”
WarnerMedia, the parent company of Warner Bros., is investigating the claims against Tsujihara, according to The Associated Press.
“Whenever we receive new allegations, it is our standard practice to conduct an appropriate investigation,” a representative for WarnerMedia said in a statement Wednesday according to the AP. “And that is what we will do here.”
The Hollywood Reporter, in a report published Wednesday, detailed ties between Tsujihara and an actress, Charlotte Kirk, including text messages between the two.
The report claimed Kirk had received auditions after an extramarital affair with Tsujihara.
Kirk has denied that Tsujihara engaged in any "inappropriate behavior," Variety reported. Variety also reported that Tsujihara said he had no "direct role" in the decision to hire Kirk on any Warner Bros. projects.