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Further Developments in the McPherson Story

Jul 30, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Here’s the latest developments surrounding the July 27, 2010 resignation of ABC Entertainment Group President Steve McPherson.

1) To fight negative stories since his resignation, McPherson has hired attorney Marty Singer of the firm Lavely & Singer, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog.

"Steve McPherson is not going to sit back idly regarding the false and defamatory stories fueled by unknown and anonymous sources that are now appearing in the media since his resignation from ABC," said McPherson spokesman Stan Rosenfield, the article said.

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) had reported that McPherson resigned amid an internal sexual harassment investigation. Disney didn’t provide a specific reason for McPherson’s departure.

2) Singer is already at work, according to an article in THR.  The attorney sent a letter to the publication saying the story is "fiction," reports Kim Masters at THR.

Also In this latest story about the matter, Masters reports that McPherson’s email was the focus of the alleged investigation: "Sources said that while McPherson was on vacation, Disney was reviewing e-mails as part of an investigation apparently triggered by a complaint from a female executive," Masters writes, continuing, "His e-mail account was promptly suspended. Sources said the alleged incidents involved several women, including executives and on-air talent. THR has no knowledge that the allegations are true."

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