After widespread pressure on social media, movie blogger Devin Faraci is stepping down—again—from Birth.Movies.Death, a film-centric publication owned by the Alamo Drafthouse line of cinemas.
Alamo Drafthouse founder and chief executive office Tim League posted a letter to Facebook on Wednesday night explaining that, after a short conversation with Faraci, "we agreed that it is the right decision for him to step down from the company permanently." League accepted Faraci's resignation, he said.
The decision comes one day after League revealed that he had quietly re-hired Faraci as a copywriter and blogger less than 10 months after several women accused him of sexual harassment on social media. Shortly after Faraci was brought back on, the cinema chain's Fantastic Fest film festival's director of international programming, Todd Brown, announced that he would be leaving his job in protest to the hiring. There has been no word yet as to whether Brown will return to the festival now that Faraci has stepped down.
On Wednesday, journalist Dana Harris pointed out that re-hiring Faraci opened Alamo Drafthouse to major liability, in addition to condemnation on social media.