Halle Berry has spoken out about allegations made against her former manager, Vincent Cirrincione, who was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by nine women.
On Friday, February 2, The Washington Post reported that the women, eight among which are African-American and one is Asian-American, came forward to allege that Vincent had taken unwanted sexual advances toward them over two decades.
Halle Berry Speaks Out About Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Vincent Cirrincione
According to the outlet, three of the women claimed that Vincent pushed for sex as a condition of representing them. One woman even claimed that the Hollywood manager offered to help her advance her career if she agreed to have sex with him on a monthly basis.
Another woman, who is also an actress, alleged that Vincent masturbated in front of her in his office while working a client of his.
The women told The Washington Post that they wanted the manager to represent them because of his reputation of “boosting the careers of black actresses,” including Halle and Taraji P. Henson that the women alleged he “dangled before them as bait,” the outlet reports.
50-year-old Halle shared a statement via Instagram on Friday, February 2.
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In a statement to Us Weekly, Vincent said,
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.