Warner Bros. Television will part ways with Extra host A.J. Calloway.
“The company has investigated the claims made into Mr. Calloway’s conduct and he and the company have mutually agreed to part ways,” a Warner Bros. rep told the publication. Further details about the agreement are unknown.
Author and activist Sil Lai Abrams accused Calloway of sexual assault in 2006, but the case was later dismissed “on procedural grounds.”
Calloway has denied the allegations and his attorney Lisa E. Davis previously stated, “Mr. Calloway maintains that these unsubstantiated allegations are patently false. He vehemently denies that he ever assaulted anyone and looks forward to clearing his name.”
“I emailed Blake Bryant, the head of publicity at Warner Bros. Television—the same guy who Kim Masters reached out to when she was working on her piece for The Hollywood Reporter—asking him why they haven’t issued any statements. I let him know that I’d spoken with multiple women and there are multiple alleged victims of A.J. I was thinking, Warner Bros. has got to say something. I mean, what are they going to do? I got no response.”
Prior to working on Extra, Calloway was the original host on BET’s 106 & Park.