Mark Salling's next appearance on the big screen remains in question after his arrest Tuesday for possession of child pornography.

The director of the upcoming independent movie "Gods and Secrets," in which the actor played a villain, said he won't decide whether to cut Salling's scenes until the legal case plays out.

"Today I was made aware of the serious allegations against Salling as a result of numerous media outlets hounding me as to whether he would remain in 'Gods and Secrets,'" director Adi Shankar told E! News in a statement. "I won't feed our growing pitchfork culture. I'm going to wait for all the facts to arrive, and if in fact these allegations are true, I will immediately take action, which includes removing his scenes from the project."

Mark Salling arrives at the "GLEE" 100th Episode Celebration, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by John
Mark Salling arrives at the "GLEE" 100th Episode Celebration, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) (John Shearer)

Salling was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles after a search warrant turned up child pornography on his computer. The former "Glee" actor was booked on $20,000 bail and released after his family posted $2,000 of the bail.

He's due in court next on Jan. 22.

Ann Tatko-Peterson provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Follow her at twitter.com/atatkopeterson.



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