Ryder responded by refusing to withdraw the allegations and wishing Gibson “good luck on this trip of a lifetime.”
Gibson’s recent filmography has been patchy. He achieved commercial success with a role as Mark Wahlberg’s father in the 2017 sequel, Daddy’s Home 2, and received critical acclaim for his role in the police brutality thriller Dragged Across Concrete (2018).
But a passionate project on the origins of the Oxford English Dictionary, The Professor and the Madman, was mired in a legal dispute for three years before a small-scale release in 2019, to generally lukewarm reviews. Gibson and the original director of the film have reneged on the final product.
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, Marianne Faithfull and Olga Kurylenko are other prominent players who have contracted coronavirus.