aaron sorkin Motion Pictures co-head Dakhil has left the agency and returned to WME following controversial social media posts about Israel.
“Maha is not anti-Semitic, he is just wrong. He is a great agent and I am very proud of the work we have done together over the last six years. I’m excited to return to WME.” West Wing the producer said in a statement to THR, which broke the news.
Sorkin, who wrote and directed chicago trial 7Dakhil became the first high-profile talent to leave CAA following his comments.
Sorkin is gone CAA for WME in 2017 after his direction molly’s game,
comes after this He reposted an Instagram Story from earlier this week “You are currently learning who supports genocide,” she said.
Dakhil, who also represents Anne Hathaway, Reese Witherspoon and Olivia Wilde, later apologized in a statement and admitted she had made a “mistake.”
“I made a mistake by reposting a post in my Instagram story that used hurtful language. Like many of us, I too have struggled with heartbreak. I am proud to be on the side of humanity and peace. I am very grateful to Jewish friends and colleagues who pointed out its implications and educated me further. I immediately removed the repost. “I am sorry for the pain I have caused,” he said in a statement.
On Sunday, it emerged that Dakhil had temporarily stepped away from daily leadership and resigned from the agency’s internal board following the comments.
Dakhil also represents stars including Tom Cruise and Natalie Portman.