Live Nation has placed executive Heather Parry on extended leave while accusations of verbal abuse are investigated.
Parry’s alleged actions has single-handedly reverse the #MeToo movement.
Parry was an executive producer of ‘A Star Is Born’, the hit movie made jointly by Live Nation Productions and Warner Bros. She also worked closely with Lady Gaga on documentaries.
Heather Parry has been accused of verbally abusing several employees. According to Billboard, one has “sought therapy and another complained of health problems”. They talked of “abusive behaviour”.
Parry is denying the allegations. In a statement to Billboard through her attorney Marty Singer she said, “It’s unfortunate, as a woman running a new division at one of the largest entertainment companies in the world, that you can be targeted simply because of how others perceive a woman in power”.
She added, “If I hurt someone, I am sorry and apologize as that was never my intention.”
In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter Live Nation responded, “At Live Nation we pride ourselves on having an open, accessible and inclusive culture. We take all employee complaints seriously and have retained a third party to investigate. We have placed Ms. Parry on leave during this time.”
Meanwhile comments have popped up on Facebook from people who have worked with Parry.
Aaron Anderson posted “Seeeee! I wasn’t just imagining it… Just reading this article brings back the worst of the worst memories. Definitely the worst job I ever ever ever had.
“Everyone gets theirs in the end I guess”.
Norman Bryn said, GREAT ARTICLE…examines internal abuses in the entertainment industry from several viewpoints. Its not always MEN, folks…I remember crap like this at “All My Children!”
And from Wynn Wygal, “Very proud to be a part of this story alongside my incredible former colleagues and many more who came before. Gene Maddaus at Variety also did an excellent job in his investigation. Enough is enough”.