Correction: Sexual Misconduct-Andrew Duncan story

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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 10:50 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Dec. 15 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that a dozen women have accused a producer of "The Florida Project" of sexual misconduct. The Hollywood Reporter stated several people had accused producer Andrew Duncan of misconduct and said it had a dozen anonymous sources who spoke about the allegations.

A corrected version of the story is below:

'Florida Project' producer accused of sexual misconduct

"The Florida Project" producer Andrew Duncan has been accused of sexual misconduct by a dozen anonymous women and is stepping down from his company June Pictures

By LINDSEY BAHR

AP Film Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Florida Project" producer Andrew Duncan has been accused of sexual misconduct by several people and is stepping down from his company June Pictures.

Duncan in a statement Friday disputes the allegations, calling them either distorted or demonstrably false. He accuses rivals of "taking advantage of the news climate" and trying to undermine his financial prospects.

The Hollywood Reporter detailed accounts from multiple women alleging various kinds of misconduct on or around film sets ranging from inappropriate suggestions to kissing and groping without consent. The trade outlet said it spoke to a dozen anonymous sources about the alleged behavior.

Alex Saks is taking sole control of June Pictures in Duncan's absence.

In addition to "The Florida Project," considered a candidate for best picture at the Oscars, June Pictures produced Paul Dano's directorial debut "Wildlife" and "Book Club," with Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda.