Earlier this month we reported that Ron Jeremy had joined the cast of Ole Splitfoot. Yet, after the news of him being charged with rape and sexual assault, the Ole Splitfoot team have released the following statement;
Amidst Competition from a Multi-Million Dollar Property from Netflix and Emerging Allegations against Attached Actor Ron Jeremy, The True Tale of Ole Splitfoot vs. The Lesbian Warrior Nuns of the Great White North Producers Speak on Status on Film
June 23rd, 2020 – As the headline dropped earlier today, the production team at The True Tale of Ole Splitfoot vs. The Lesbian Warrior Nuns of The Great White North was shocked and saddened to hear about the sexual assault charges levied against Ron Jeremy.
“We in no way condone any actions that involve illegal misconduct, including assault of any type, and we sincerely hope that all parties involved find a resolution to these circumstances,“ offered the film’s producers in an official statement delivered today.
“Prior to even hearing about the news we had decided to delay the November shooting schedule on the film due to budget concerns and funding issues brought about by the emergence of competitive properties such as Netflix’s Warrior Nun. It was inevitable that comparisons between the two pieces were going to cause confusion and thus negatively impact our ability to fund the feature. The decision to revisit our schedule and the project in general was communicated to the cast and crew prior to us releasing our intentions publicly on social media yesterday, the 22nd. I’m sure, however, that today’s news would have also resulted in a similar conversation. Our priority is to ensure that our cast and crew are not only comfortable, but that we are providing them with an environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and, above all, safety.”
It’s safe to say that the production has been plagued with one issue after another. With Jeremy already removed from the IMDB page, hopefully the team will be able to find a replacement and commence production of the movie later next year.