TikTok Stars Revolt Against ‘Leeching’ Hollywood Manager: ‘I F–ed Up by Trusting Him’ (Exclusive)

A Wrap Investigation: They say he was looking after himself. He says they’re just naive kids

In hindsight, Kode Abdo probably should have noticed the red flags sooner. The overeagerness. The overselling. The overpromising. But the 35-year-old up-and-coming Australian graphic designer had been so overwhelmed by the feverish pitch from Brad Lambert — how if Abdo signed him as his personal manager, he’d soon have all of Hollywood clamoring for his posters and one-sheets — Abdo overlooked the early warning signs. 

Until, that is, the meeting at Disney.

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Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto has been covering the fanboy beat & breaking scoops for 20 years with numerous Hollywood trade, newspaper, & magazine mentions to his credit. Umberto has been profiled in such publications as The Washington Post, Variety and Grantland.