Real-World Scandal for ABC's 'Scandal': High-Profile Fan Blogger Exposed as ABC Staffer TheWrap
"Scandal" fans are scandalized by the revelation that a top fan blogger of the ABC drama series is actually an employee of the network, reports TheWrap.com.
The Twitter account "Scandal411" has drawn more than 26,000 followers and became one of the most influential outlets for discussion of the show, the story says. But behind the Twitter handle is reportedly Courtney Pajor, a director of special sales for ABC, the article says, citing two sources familiar with the blogger's identity.
"TheWrap is also in possession of documents that link Pajor to the Scandal411 Twitter account, though the individual who provided them asked to remain anonymous," TheWrap notes.
Pajor didn't respond to TheWrap's request for comment. Meanwhile, the Twitter handle was changed to @GrantForPrez, and a website for Scandal411 was made private, according to the story.
ABC told the publication, "We take these allegations very seriously. We are investigating the situation and will handle accordingly.”
The story adds: "Show bloggers and fans have said that Pajor has crossed the line in her exchanges with fans and journalists who don’t share her opinions. The accusations range from incidents as minor as calling other fans 'crazy' and tweeting 'F-CK YOU ATAS' when 'Scandal' star Kerry Washington didn’t win the Best Actress Emmy in September to attacking journalists, including TheWrap, all unbecoming behavior for an employee of the network."