Mark Salling’s arrest for possession of child pornography on Tuesday, December 29, could cost him his latest role. Adi Shankar, director of Gods and Secrets, tells Us Weekly that if the 33-year-old Glee alum is convicted, he’ll cut the actor from the 2016 film.
“Today I was made aware of the serious allegations against Salling as a result of numerous media outlets hounding me as to whether he would remain in Gods and Secrets. I won’t feed our growing pitchfork culture. I’m going to wait for all the facts to arrive and if in fact these allegations are true, I will immediately take action, which includes removing his scenes from the project,” Shankar told Us in a statement on Wednesday, December 30.
As previously reported, Salling was booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles after the Internet Crimes Against Children LAPD task force obtained a warrant and searched his Sunland, California, home, law enforcement confirmed to Us Weekly. According to TMZ, the task force found more than a thousand images.
Salling, who was held on $20,000 bail, was released after family members posted bail on Tuesday afternoon.
According to IMDB, Gods and Secrets explores the darker ramifications of a world filled with superheroes — for the people they protect and the famous heroes themselves. Salling plays a villain in the film.
Us Weekly has reached out to Salling’s rep for comment regarding his arrest.
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