Taraji P. Henson has already addressed manager Vincent Cirrincione being accused of sexual harassment by nine women of color. The actress has now officially fired the former “father figure,” signing with publicity firm 42West, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Henson was previously represented by Pam Sharp of Sharp & Associates. Pam happens to be the longtime girlfriend of Cirrincione.
Henson claims the news of Cirrincione’s behavior “shocked, hurt” and “offended” the Golden Globe winner. She also realizes this gives women more reason to be distrustful of the men in the workplace.
“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,” the Proud Mary actress wrote.
“I feel saddened, disappointed and ashamed. We deserve better,” she wrote. “THIS HAS TO STOP!!!”
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Cirrincione also managed Halle Berry for over 25 years. The nine women of color accusing him of sexual harassment claim he would use Berry and Henson’s careers as bait for them to perform sexual favors, promising to make them stars as well.
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