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Andy Signore, ‘Honest Trailers’ Creator, Suspended After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Defy Media has suspended Andy Signore, SVP of content and creator of Screen Junkies and the “Honest Trailers” parody franchise, after multiple women have come forward to publicly accuse him of sexual harassment, including one woman who alleged that Signore tried to sexually assault her.

April Dawn wrote in a Twitter post Friday that Signore “tried to sexually assault me on multiple occasions” and that the exec threatened to fire her boyfriend, Screen Junkies employee Josh Tapia, if she went public. According to Dawn, she has “been in talks with [Defy Media’s] HR [department] for the past 2 months,” about Signore’s behavior and threats, “but all they’ve done is protect him.”

Emma Bowers, who said she once worked for Signore as an intern at Screen Junkies, wrote on Twitter that she was inspired to come forward after the revelations this week about Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual harassment of women. According to Bowers, Signore offered to masturbate in front of her.

Another woman, Devin Murphy, wrote in a Twitter post that after she began interacting as a fan with Signore, he made sexual overtures to her and has tried to arrange numerous meetings with her over the last two years.

Signore did not respond to an email request for comment.

In a statement, Defy Media said: “We at Defy Media have no tolerance for harassment or retaliation of any kind. We have been conducting a thorough investigation into allegations made against Andy Signore and are preparing to respond to those allegations and take appropriate action. Given the additional statements that were made [Friday], we feel it is necessary to suspend Andy’s employment while we continue our investigation. We will take all necessary action once the investigation is fully complete.”

Signore founded Screen Junkies and launched the popular “Honest Trailers” series in 2012 while working at Break Media. The company merged with Alloy Digital in 2013 to form Defy Media.

Last month, Signore and Screen Junkies won the award for best collaboration in the 2017 Streamy Award for the “Honest Trailers” spoof of “Logan.”

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