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Warner Bros. CEO apologizes after report he had an affair with an actress and promised to help advance her career

Warner Bros Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara has apologized as he is investigated over allegations that he had an affair with an actress whose career he tried to help advance.

In a Friday memo, Tsujihara said that he regrets that "mistakes in my personal life" have "caused embarrassment to the company and to all of you," per The Hollywood Reporter. Employees are "right to expect more from me and I set a course to do better," he wrote.

This comes in response to an exposé published in the Reporter on Wednesday, which alleges that Tsujihara engaged in a sexual relationship with actress Charlotte Kirk and promised he would help advance her career by introducing her to studio executives and getting her auditions. He allegedly tried to get her roles and auditions. Kirk has appeared in two recent Warner Bros. films, How to Be Single and Ocean's 8, but Tsujihara denies he had a direct role in her casting.

Kirk denies that Tsujihara ever "promised me anything" and says she has no claims of "inappropriate behavior." Alleged text messages published in the Reporter appear to show Kirk referencing having sex with Tsujihara and writing to him, "Are u going to help me like u said u would?" One text also reportedly shows Kirk becoming upset when she wasn't hearing back from a producer by writing to Tsujihara that she was trying to get "the help you promised me before luring me to that motel to have sex with you.” Another text reportedly shows her texting a producer about how simply receiving auditions falls short of "what Kevin promised me."

WarnerMedia is currently investigating the allegations against Tsujihara, and the Los Angeles Times reports his future at the company is now "in doubt."