Mel Gibson will reportedly not be a part of the upcoming Chicken Run sequel following Winona Ryder's claims he made anti-Semitic and homophobic remarks at a Hollywood party in 1995.
In a recent interview with The Times, Ryder retold the incident, which she first shared with media in 2010. The Stranger Things star said Gibson had used the term "oven dodger" when asking about her Jewish heritage.
Furthermore, Ryder claimed Gibson asked if he was "going to get AIDS" when speaking to a gay friend of hers.
Gibson has dubbed the claims "100 per cent untrue" and accused Ryder of "lying" via a statement from his representative.
Several media outlets are now reporting that Gibson, who has a history of making anti-Semitic and other racist comments multiple times, will not reprise his role in the long-awaited Chicken Run sequel.
According to entertainment news website The Wrap, Gibson is "not expected to be asked back" and his role as Rocky will be recast. The article does not speculate on the reason for the development and points out that it's too early to say if any of the other original cast members will be returning.