Magazine article Screen International

Harry Knowles to 'Step Away' from Aint It Cool News amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Magazine article Screen International

Harry Knowles to 'Step Away' from Aint It Cool News amid Sexual Assault Allegations

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Founder of influential US movie blog announces that his sister will take over.

Harry Knowles

Harry Knowles, the founder of Aint It Cool News, is to ‘step away’ down from the influential US movie blog after a series of sexual assault allegations.

He said on twitter: “Teaching my sister the ins and outs of AICN for take-over. I feel she’s doing a great job, while I step away. Tomorrow she emails contacts”. It’s not clear if Knowles is stepping down permanently from the site.

Knowles has been engulfed in scandal since he was accused by former Alamo Drafthouse employee Jasmine Baker of “groping” her in a story published in Indiewire on Saturday.

Knowles denied the accusations, saying: “There’s a story coming about me that is 100% untrue. …

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