The Hollywood media CEO getting exposed for being an all around horrible person defended a couple powerful Hollywood pedophiles a few years ago.
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Sharon L. Waxman is an American author, journalist, and blogger who has been a correspondent for The Washington Post and The New York Times, and founded the Hollywood and media business news site TheWrap in early 2009.
TheWrap launches an investigation into CEO Sharon Waxman after she is accused of stopping an employee from taking his fiancée to cancer appointment and screaming at staff
Twenty past and present employees dished details about working with Sharon Waxman, 58, CEO of Hollywood and media business news site TheWrap
She was reportedly known to have a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ demeanor where she was pleasant one moment and screaming at an employee the next
One staffer quit on the spot after she yelled at him for slacking off after he took his fiancée to the oncologist for a cancer check-up
Waxman’s ex-husband also headed the company’s human-resources department and many employees felt as if they had no safe place to turn
But Thom Geier, TheWrap’s deputy and executive editor, told The Daily Beast that Waxman is merely a ‘demanding boss who holds her staff to a high standard’
Geier attributed her shouting fits to the pressures of working in a breaking news environment – Source
Ex-New York Times editor dismisses claim the paper spiked Harvey Weinstein allegations
Jonathan Landman, a former high-ranking New York Times editor, pushed back Monday against The Wrap founder and CEO Sharon Waxman’s claim that the Times spiked her reporting 13 years ago on allegations of sexual misconduct involving Harvey Weinstein following pressure from the Hollywood mogul.
“Sharon has now had more than a decade to pursue this story unencumbered by me or any New York Times editor,” Landman told POLITICO. “Why, if she had the goods on Weinstein in 2004, has she been unable or unwilling to publish something in the Wrap, where she was in charge? Could it be because she didn’t actually have the goods then, now or in between?”
Waxman, who left The Times in 2007 and founded The Wrap two years later, wrote Sunday that her former paper “gutted” an article she wrote in 2004 about Weinstein after he applied pressure on the paper. She recalled traveling to Rome and London while reporting a story on Fabrizio Lombardo, the head of Weinstein’s Miramax Italy, whom she heard had no film experience and whose primary role was “to take care of Weinstein’s women needs.”
Waxman said she had evidence Weinstein paid off a woman in London over “an unwanted sexual encounter,” but the woman would not speak publicly because she signed a non-disclosure agreement.
The Times decided not to include the allegations in the article, she wrote, “after intense pressure from Weinstein,” whom she heard had visited the paper’s newsroom. – Source
Controversial ‘Times’ Writer Quits
Sharon Waxman, the Times Hollywood reporter who often caught flack from Gawker and others for the errors in her work, has decided to leave the paper. She’d been on leave to write a book but had intended to return, she says on her blog. Instead, she’ll begin a new Web venture because she says — and this is breaking, people — that print is dead:
Journalism is going through tectonic changes. To some, this is a very scary time for our profession. Like many colleagues, I have observed the shrinking of American newsrooms with concern, and watched closely the continuing decline in print readership along with the price of newspaper stocks. With that has come a caution and paranoia in American newsrooms that is not healthy for the vibrant debate crucial to a democratic society.
Waxman, it turns out, has big ideas that will save us all. But we have two questions about the above statement. One, is the “caution and paranoia” that you’re discussing code for “editors getting angry and insistent about you producing information that is accurate”? And two, Waxman writes articles like “Why Hollywood Is Getting Serious About 3-D” and “Matchmakers Know Superstars Need Love Too.” Good articles, and fun to read, sure. But since when are we talking about “the vibrant debate crucial to a democratic society”? – Source
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