Actress Halle Berry’s ex-manager Vincent Cirrincione has been accused by no less than nine women of sexual harassment. Amid the explosive scandal, the star took to social media to address the whole thing.
As you can imagine, the actress is not at all happy about it!
Apparently, the man, who is accused by one Asian-American and eight African-American women of sexual harassment, would use Halle’s influence in order to get the victims to do what he wanted them to.
Today, Halle released an official statement online about what her former manager did and how he used her name to make it easier for him.
‘I am livid he used me, and the role model he helped me become, to lure and manipulate innocent and vulnerable women of color for his predatory actions. I am deeply hurt, and I want these women and countless others to know I see you. I hear you. You matter what. I will fight for you,’ Halle wrote.
Cirrincione used his power in the industry to demand sex.
Three of the accusers claim he would threaten to not represent them if they refused to be intimate with him.
Another woman claimed he once masturbated in front of her in his office.
The reason why his victims were minorities was that he was well aware it’s more difficult for non-white women to get roles in Hollywood so they would rely a lot on him because of his previous success.
The man stated, soon after the scandal exploded, that although he has pursued sexual relations with females outside of stable relationships, he never demanded sex for representing anyone.
‘I’ve built a reputation for advancing the careers of women of color. I’ve had affairs while in committed relationships, ones I’m now ashamed to say are coming to light and shading my past and my reputation.’
He went on to stress that: ‘I can say without a doubt that I’ve never used favors, sexual or otherwise, as a reason for managing anyone. I want to make it very clear that not one of those relationships were anything but consensual.’
Halle Berry’s former manager also apologized to the ones who claim the opposite, saying: ‘I apologize to these women, my past and present partner, my clients and employees for the pain that this is bringing them. I was under the impression that I was living my life as a supportive man to women. It’s with a heavy heart that I now see I was wrong.’