A studio spokesperson frim The Wrap stated – “Twentieth Century Fox Film and its production partners have decided to cancel the studio’s planned project based on the book American Heiress.”
Patty Hearst Drama American Heiress was cancelled by 20th Century Fox hours after she denounced the project for romanticizing ‘my rape and torture’.
“This project is attempting to rewrite history and directly flies in the face of the present #MeToo movement where so much progress is being made in regard to listening, and providing a voice, to those who have suffered abuse,” Hearst continued.
She then said – “I am further saddened and appalled that Fox 2000 agreed to finance and produce a movie based on Toobin’s book (with a similarly themed screenplay, also written by men) and that CNN has agreed to continue to perpetuate a one-sided dialogue romanticizing my torture and rape by hosting a podcast and docuseries through Toobin’s distorted lens.”
“I refuse to give Jeffrey Toobin, 21st Century Fox, CNN or anyone else involved in these projects about my life the power to make me a victim again, or the power to provide a platform where victim blaming is OK.”
Patty told us she especially picked up an issue with Toobin allegedly referring to his book as ‘the last word on the subject’. She says, “It was offensive to me that a man would have the audacity to tell a woman that he would have the last word on her trauma.”
Hearst also picked up an issue with Toobin’s book citing one of its main sources as one of Patty’s captors, calling her abduction a ‘rollicking adventure’.
Patty and her family are outraged by the network’s plan, according to the reports, when Fox cancelled the movie project.