Idris Elba responded to allegations of plagiarism and discrimination delivered by two authors of his theatrical performance Tree, presented in the past few hours at the Manchester International Festival in the United Kingdom. The two authors, Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley, stated in a blog post that they suffered discrimination.
The two women claim to have been excluded for four years after having worked on the show and to have suffered intimidation and disrespect.
The show is attributed to the figures of Idris Elba and the writer and producer Kwame Kwei-Armah, currently artistic director of the Young Vic in London.
In the past few hours, Idris Elba published a message on Twitter in which he explained his point of view and expressed his frustration with the story. The Wire star acknowledged the contribution of the two authors and stated that he will continue to support new and different emerging talents.
“We wanted to offer the opportunity to support these new authors as we created a large-scale work with the vision of a director,” said Elba.
“Tori and Sarah decided not to pursue this line of thinking and refused to work further on the project. This is not uncommon in the development process. They expressed their reasoning and we respected their decision. We were left without authors and we had to start working fast “.
And then the bitterness of Idris Elba for the accusation: “The result is an accusation of plagiarism and discrimination. As frustrating as it was for everyone, we will continue to offer opportunities and support future generations of talent”.
The news of Idris Elba in recent weeks confirms his participation in Suicide Squad 2while he said he felt discouraged for James Bond, as a possible possibility for the future.
Stay Tuned For More Updates.