Steve Mnuchin under fire for Lego movie plug

The leisure funding firm shaped by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appointed an interim CEO again in February — his fiancée, actress Louise Linton.

The Hollywood commerce business web site Deadline first reported Linton’s CEO title on Tuesday, after she talked about it in a publish on her private Fb web page.

Linton’s consultant confirmed to CNNMoney that Linton stepped into the function after Mnuchin took workplace about three months in the past.

When requested to verify Linton’s publish, an individual who answered the telephone at Dune Leisure stated she was “not allowed to provide out that info presently.”

As a part of his affirmation by the Senate, Mnuchin was to divest his pursuits in RatPac-Dune Leisure inside 4 months of his appointment, per his ethics settlement.

In March, Mnuchin got here underneath fireplace for showing to endorse “The Lego Batman Film,” a movie produced by Dune, in an interview with Axios.

The secretary had been prompted to disclose his favourite film, however declined, saying he wasn’t “allowed to advertise something that I am concerned in.” He added, nevertheless, that the viewers “ought to all ship your youngsters to ‘Lego Batman.'”

Mnuchin later wrote in a letter to the pinnacle of the Workplace of Authorities Ethics that he “shouldn’t have made that assertion.”

Mnuchin launched RacPac-Dune Leisure in 2013 in take care of filmmaker Brett Ratner and Australian businessman James Packer.

The corporate has backed motion pictures like “American Sniper,” “Batman v Superman,” and the profitable Lego Film franchise.

Mnuchin can also be listed as an govt producer on the upcoming “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” starring Charlie Hunnam.

Linton’s appearing credit embrace small components in horror motion pictures like “Cabin Fever” and “Guidelines Do not Apply,” wherein Mnuchin additionally cameoed.

CNNMoney (Los Angeles) First printed Could 9, 2017: 10:11 PM ET