Primary Wave Co-CEO David Guillod Takes Leave of Absence Following Sexual Assault Claims

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David Guillod attends Moet and Chandon celebrating 25 Years at The Golden Globes on Jan. 8, 2016 in West Hollywood, Calif. 

A day after he was accused of sexual assault, Primary Wave co-CEO David Guillod has taken a leave of absence from the company, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Ted actress Jessica Barth said yesterday that Guillod drugged her at a dinner in 2012 and then sexually assaulted her. Guillod, an executive producer on Atomic Blonde whose clients include Gina Rodriguez, Paula Patton and Meagan Good, joined Primary Wave in 2015 when it merged with the company he founded, Intellectual Artists Management.

"Following recently reported accusations, David Guillod is taking a leave of absence from Primary Wave Entertainment, effective immediately, in order for this matter to be thoroughly investigated,” according to a joint statement from the Primary Team executive team. “We take any accusations of sexual misconduct very seriously. Our company's greatest strength is our culture of respect, and we have a zero-tolerance policy toward harassment or abuse of any kind."

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.


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