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Motion Picture Association Fires Top Lawyer

Aug 27, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Three days after he was arrested, the general counsel for the Motion Picture Association of America was fired by the organization. Deadline reports that the group axed Steve Fabrizio following his arrest by police in the District of Columbia for an alleged sexual assault and attempt to blackmail a woman he met on an online dating site.

In a letter Monday to the board of the group, which represents Disney, Netflix, Paramount, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros., MPAA CEO Charles Rivkin is quoted writing: “This is to inform you that Steve Fabrizio’s employment with the MPAA has ended for violating certain terms of employment.”

Fabrizio, the organization’s top in-house attorney, was reportedly charged Aug. 24.

Rivkin informed the board that he has asked Daniel Robbins, Fabrizio’s former deputy, to be interim general counsel until a permanent replacement is found.

Fabrizio had reportedly held the job for the past six years.

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