The now manager of the famous actress ( Taraji P Hanson ) who is called “cookie” on the movie title empire has been accused by 9 black women including Halle Berry for sexual harassment.
Vincent, who is closely associated with the successful careers of Halle Berry and Taraji P. Henson, reportedly preyed on young women looking to break into Hollywood. The Washington Post reports that the women claim Vincent used his reputation “as an important gatekeeper for black actresses” to “prey upon young women of color seeking an entry into Hollywood.”
Halle Berry has since come forward to address the allegations against her former manager. She condemned his actions and said she was livid that he used her to lure young women.
Cirrincione responded to the allegations at length to the Post, saying he did pursue sexual relationships with actresses. However, he denies asking for sexual favors and non-consensual acts.
“We live in a time where men are being confronted with a very real opportunity to take responsibility for their actions. I support this movement wholeheartedly. I have had female clients and employees my entire career in this industry. I have built a reputation for advancing the careers of women of color.
“I have had affairs while in committed relationships, ones I am now ashamed to say are coming to light and shading my past and my reputation. I can say without a doubt that I have never used favors, sexual or otherwise, as a reason for managing anyone. I want to make it clear that not one of those relationships were anything but consensual.
“I take responsibility for my part in the situation and I am not here to diminish anyone’s feelings or experiences. I apologize to these women, my past and present partner, my clients and employees for the pain this is bringing them. I was under the impression I was living my life as a supportive man to women. It is with a heavy heart that I see now I was wrong.”
In a statement to the Post, Berry said she ended her working relationship with Cirrincione more than three years ago, after hearing a woman on a radio program say that he was her “worst casting-couch experience ever.”