HBO is dropping a planned miniseries on the 2016 election because it was to be based on a book by NBC’s Mark Halperin.
Halperin was suspended from NBC after multiple women accused him of committing sexual harassment. The women allege that while Halperin was serving as ABC’s political director, he pressed his genitals against them and groped them.
“HBO is no longer proceeding with the project tied to the untitled book co-authored by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on the 2016 Presidential election,” the network said in a statement. “HBO has no tolerance for sexual harassment within the company or its productions.”
The untitled miniseries would have been Halperin’s second project with HBO, as the network produced a 2012 movie based on “Game Change,” his book about the 2008 election. The film won five Emmys and three Golden Globe awards.
Halperin apologized after the allegations surfaced and announced he would be taking time away from his roles at NBC and MSNBC.
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