Veteran Hollywood manager, Vincent Cirrincione has been accused of sexual harassment by nine women over the span of two decades. Over his lengthy career, Cirrincione has managed Julie Benz, Halle Berry, and Taraji P. Henson.
The talent manager would lure aspiring young, Black actresses by using Halle Berry and Henson’s careers, and would then sexually harass them.
“Everyone knows how difficult this industry has been for women and my hope is that all of these unspeakable events ignite true change in the treatment of women in this entertainment business,” says in her Instagram post. “True art can only be created in an environment of vulnerability and TRUST. If you continue to decimate the trust, you lose the beauty of the Art.”
Halle Berry was the first to speak up about her former manager’s behavior, and she posted the following message on her social media pages:
“Yesterday I was saddened by the allegations against my former manager, Vincent Cirrincione. But today I am sickened after reading the horrifying accounts of his abuse towards 9 women. I’m livid that he used me, and the role model he helped me become, to lure and manipulate innocent, vulnerable women of color for his predatory actions. I’m deeply hurt and I want these women and countless others to know I see you. I hear you. You matter. I will fight for you.”
Vincent Cirrincione has since closed his top talent agency and made the following statement.
“It is with incredibly great sadness at this time that I believe it’s in the best interest of all my actors and actresses that I represent to close my management company,” Cirrincione said. “This business is hard enough, and I don’t want to distract in any way from their careers or opportunities in the entertainment field. I wish all my clients the very best in all their endeavors.”
It’s no less than he deserves. We hope that the nine women who have come forward get the justice that they deserve! #TimesUp