The firing of a top creative executive in Universal’s marketing department has just come to light even though Scott Abraham was fired at the end of November, Variety reports. The publication reports that Abraham was fired for inappropriate conduct.
“His termination was not publicly revealed, but came to light after Universal announced Wednesday that it was terminating Seth Byers, exec VP of creative strategy and research, and placing Josh Goldstine, president of marketing, on administrative leave,” Variety reports. “Both of these men were also said to be involved in inappropriate conduct, and sources said Abraham’s behavior was part of a larger cultural problem in the studio’s marketing department.”
Abraham reportedly most recently held the title of senior vice president of creative advertising at the studio.
“Abraham was let go because of his own inappropriate conduct after it became clear his behavior was not in line with the studio’s core values and expectations, high-level sources within the studio with knowledge of the situation told Variety. It is unclear what specific behavior led to his ouster,” the report notes.