Former MSNBC contributor and political guru Mark Halperin has been dropped from the client list of his talent firm, Creative Artists Agency, a person close to the matter told TheWrap on Wednesday.
“It’s true that he’s not a client anymore,” said the individual, who declined to get into the specifics of the matter, but did say that the departure took place after news of Halperin’s sexual harassment allegations became widely known last week.
Halperin declined to comment.
Halperin, who once bestrode a mini-media empire, saw his career swiftly implode last week after a bombshell CNN report came out, detailing multiples anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct while he was employed at ABC News more than a decade ago.
In the following days, multiple new on-the-record accounts surfaced in additional publications.
After the CNN story broke, Halperin was terminated as a contributor at NBC and saw his saw a forthcoming book with Penguin Press canceled. Showtime, which produced his program “The Circus,” also announced that should the program continue, it would do so without Halperin.
Halperin, for his part, acknowledged the gravity of the charges against him in a lengthy public apology issued via Twitter over the weekend.
Please read my statement below. pic.twitter.com/8ld8k8DC6O
— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) October 27, 2017
“I am profoundly sorry for the pain and anguish I have caused by my past actions. I apologize sincerely to the women I have mistreated,” he wrote. “For a long time at ABC News, I was part of the problem. I acknowledge that, and I deeply regret it. As I said earlier in the week, my behavior was wrong. It caused fear and anxiety for women who were only seeking to do their jobs.”