Fifty Shades of Gray fans rallied against sexual assault last week when a new trailer featuring the movie’s lead character, played by Dakota Johnson, was released.
The trailer featured a series of images, including a shot of a naked woman in a bathtub.
In the trailer, a voiceover read, “You’ve just found yourself, in the company of a beautiful, seductive and charismatic woman who has never been one to hold back.
She will never let you down.”
Johnson appeared in the trailer with Johnson’s character, Daniel, who is portrayed by Dakota Smith.
The movie’s original release date was July 21, but Johnson has been cast as the lead in the upcoming film.
“We feel like Fifty Shades was the perfect movie for a new generation of girls to see,” Johnson said in a statement.
“Daniel has a great sense of humor, a love for making and a sense of humour that makes her an ideal role model for all of us.
We know we will get an incredible response and are excited to continue to share the story with fans around the world.”
In a statement on Facebook, Johnson said, “I want to make it very clear that this is not a joke.
This is a serious accusation and I am absolutely and utterly devastated by the false allegations against me.
My life has been destroyed, my livelihood has been ruined, and I will never be able to enjoy the time I have with my wife and family.”
A representative for Fifty Shades told The Hill, “The cast and crew of Fifty Shades have been incredibly supportive of Daniels personal and professional development.
This situation was a product of Dakota’s actions, and she has apologized to Dakota and their families.
As a result, the cast and producers of Fifty Shade have been given the opportunity to address the matter and ensure that this does not happen again.”
A spokesperson for Disney said in an email, “We’ve heard from Dakota, and have taken steps to ensure that her story is resolved.
Dakota has apologized for her actions and we are in the process of determining the best course of action for her and her family.”