Max Landis dropped by manager following sexual assault allegations

Max Landis has been dropped as a client by his manager, a day after sexual assault allegations emerged against the  screenwriter.

“I do not represent Max Landis,” Britton Rizzio at Writ Large Management told Variety in a statement.

Landis is facing allegations of sexual abuse and psychological manipulation from eight women who told their stories to the Daily Beast. Two of the women spoke on the record, and another five were identified by pseudonyms. An eighth women confirmed that she filed a police complaint against Landis in 2008, in which she alleged that he had sexually assaulted her while she was drunk and incapacitated. The case was later dropped.

Three of the women alleged that Landis choked them and one woman alleged that Landis held her down and raped her, and would deliberately humiliate her because wanted to have sex with her while she was crying. Two other women described accounts of alleged sexual misconduct on movie sets.

Landis did not respond to requests for comment on the report. Landis, 33, is the son of director John Landis. Known for writing the screenplay for “Chronicle,” his most recent credit is the David Ayer science-fiction film “Bright.” Allegations against him have been aired on social media for the last year.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Max Landis speaks onstage during the Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - BBC AMERICA Official Panel during 2017 New York Comic Con on October 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Screen writer Max Landis speaks onstage at the New York Comic Con Live Stage in partnership with FANDOM and Twitch on October 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for FANDOM)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Max Landis speaks onstage during the Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - BBC AMERICA Official Panel during 2017 New York Comic Con on October 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Screenwriter Max Landis (L) and Ani Baker attend AMC Networks 69th Primetime Emmy Awards after-party celebration at BOA Steakhouse on September 17, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Screenwriter Max Landis arrives at the BBC America BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 16, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Angela Sarafyan (L) and Max Landis attend the BBC America BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 16, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/BAFTA LA/Getty Images for BAFTA LA)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Max Landis attends the BBC America BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 16, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: Writer/producers Max Landis (L) and Robert C. Cooper speak at Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: BBC America Official Panel during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 23, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: Max Landis at Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: BBC America Official Panel during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 23, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: Creator Max Landis at BBC AMERICA'S San Diego Comic-Con Press Line with the Stars and Producers of 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency' and 'Doctor Who' at Hilton Bayfront on July 23, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Actor Max Landis attends Esquire's celebration of March cover star James Corden and the Mavericks of Hollywood presented by Hugo Boss at Sunset Tower Hotel on February 8, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Esquire)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: (L-R) Actors Max Landis, Hannah Marks, Elijah Wood, Jade Eshete and Samuel Barnett on the #IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 at The IMDb Yacht on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Screenwriter Max Landis attends the opening night of "Hedwig And The Angry Inch" at the Pantages Theatre on November 2, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Executive Producer/Showrunner Robert Cooper and Executive Producer/Writer Max Landis attend the PaleyLive LA - "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" Premiere Screening And Conversation at The Paley Center for Media on October 18, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
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