Andrew Callahan accused of sexual misconduct, Tim Heidecker responds

Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, who produced the HBO documentary and A24’s Callaghan, decried his behavior and said they had no plans to work with him again.

Andrew CallahanThe comedian who produced the A24 and HBO documentary January 6 ‘This Place Rules’ is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct after two women came forward this month accusing the online comedian of pressuring them into having sex.

the “All gas without brakesThe YouTube channel comic, known for its blunt satire of society on the fringes with man-of-the-street-style interviews from QAnoners to Burners and Flat Earthers, has never publicly addressed these allegations. Caroline Elise, User @employee On TikTok, she claimed Callaghan asked to spend the night at her house after a row with a crew member. Despite her refusal, “he eventually got my approval because he exhausted me.” She added, “I said anything because I was trying to get the whole thing over with… I don’t mind that I said no to him. [He] I found a way to force me to do things I didn’t want to do.”

Elise said she was catapulted by Callaghan’s resurgence to fame due to the acclaimed documentary “This Place Rules,” which was released Dec. 30 and centers on the Capitol riot.

She added, “It’s even harder for me to have to relive the trauma I endure every day of seeing this man as a social justice warrior, as someone who cares about human rights, who gets a platform.” “You shouldn’t support him.” (via Rolling Stone.)

IndieWire has reached out to representatives for A24 and HBO for comment.

Separately, Dana, another TikToker passes by @employee, also shared an account alleging an uncomfortable sexual experience with Callaghan. She posted on January 8 that Callahan pressured her into sleeping with him and subsequently pursued her despite repeated refusals. She claims that he invited her to dinner under the guise of an apology, but kept asking if they could have sex. At the end of the evening, she said she offered to drive him home even though she “didn’t ever want to have sex with him again”.

Dana said that while she was in the car, Callahan inappropriately touched her on her inner thigh and kissed her neck and also tried to put his hands on her pants. “I told him to stop. I told him to get off me several times,” she says in the video. “He tried to put my hand down his pants and I was fighting him back, telling him to please stop.”

She said she managed to get him to leave her car but also asked her to perform oral sex on him. Dana said she hasn’t spoken to him since but shared on TikTok alleged screen recordings of direct messages she exchanged with him.

Callaghan created “All Gas No Brakes” while a journalism student at Loyola University New Orleans. He left ‘All Gas No Brakes’ in 2021 due to a contract dispute to start ‘Channel 5’ on YouTube.

IndieWire has reached out to representatives for Jonah Hill Strong Baby’s production banner, who served as executive producer on “This Place Rules.” (Hill also appeared in the document.) Tim Heidecker He also produced Eric Wareheim’s documentary Apso Lotley, which is based on Callaghan’s Channel 5 series.

On his “Working Hours” podcast Thursday, Heidecker condemned Callahan’s alleged behavior (via Variety).

“It was a very traumatic week for us, a very difficult experience to deal with,” Heidecker said. “We didn’t want to rush in and say something that felt insincere or a ‘crisis person told us something to say’ sort of thing. We just wanted to wrap our heads around it and talk about it and try to understand it more. Of course, we are aware of these allegations. We take them very seriously. On “It was very sad and disappointing to say the least. I just want to make a few things clear. We do not have a professional relationship with Andrew at this time and have no plans moving forward to have any relationship with him.”

Via Abso Lutely, Heidecker and Wareheim were working on a TV series with Callaghan in 2020 which flopped.

“Our part with him is that we produced the film that many of you guys have seen,” Heidecker said Thursday. “There was a little bit of confusion about the name of Channel 5. That’s Andrew’s name, Channel 5. It has nothing to do with Eric and me. It was a little upsetting for us too. We actually produced the movie, and I’m appalled that this movie now has these allegations linked.” Because some good people have worked so hard on it. But it’s just a movie, and I want to say we believe these women who have come forward, and of course we absolutely condemn the kind of behavior Andrew is accused of. I think it’s up to Andrew to address these allegations and do so openly and honestly. I really hope that Do it as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile, fellow YouTube influencer and “fan and friend” of Callaghan’s Ethan Klein of H3 contacted the host of “All Gas and No Brakes” and Share a video January 11 claimed Callaghan is currently in a psychiatric ward receiving treatment. “Obviously it was like, flying on top of the world and now it’s, like, cancelled,” Klein said in the video. “He told me he was in the psych ward. He wasn’t feeling well, and he was having panic attacks and other things.”

Klein added that Callahan assured him that all of the allegations were accurate. “He validated what they say,” Klein continued. He confirmed that he knew the two girls and that he had met them. He was so open and that’s basically what I wanted to hear, like he confirmed that these things basically happened… that’s not defending him at all. If anything, it confirms what they said.”

Additional reporting by Samantha Bergeson.

Participation: Stay up to date with the latest movie and TV news! Subscribe to our email newsletters here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *