8 Women Accuse "Bright" Screenwriter Max Landis of Mental & Sexual Abuse

June 19, 2019

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Buzzfeed published a lengthy exposé on Tuesday detailing eight women's allegations of emotional, physical and sexual abuse by Bright screenwriter Max Landis. The report paints a predatory picture of Landis, son of Animal House director John Landis, who is alleged to have aggressively targeted women for sex. The women claim that once in a relationship, Landis would abuse them physically and psychologically. One ex-girlfriend said, “He just sort of wears you down. He’s that persistent. He would systematically try to have sex with all the women I knew. We’re not people to him.” Multiple women also accuse the writer of choking them, threatening to kill them, subjecting them to watch degrading porn, and more. Former collaborator Anna Akana says "there’s too many voices to ignore.” Landis did not respond to repeated requests for comment.