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DID IGER FORCE WESTIN TO RESIGN?

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although David Westin’s decision to step down as president of ABC News was depicted in some reports as the culmination of a power struggle with ABC President Anne Sweeney, it was actually Disney CEO Robert Iger who wielded the axe, according to veteran industry journalists Peter Lauria and Lloyd Grove, writing in TheDailyBeast.com. Citing a […]

REDSTONE UNFAZED BY RELEASE OF “BRIBERY” TAPE

July 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sumner Redstone, the chairman of Viacom and CBS, was reported to be delighted with the notoriety he achieved this week when a recording of a voicemail message to a celebrity website was broadcast on numerous news programs and uploaded online. In the recording, Redstone seemingly offered a bribe and protection to Peter Lauria of the […]

REDSTONE ASKS REPORTER TO GIVE UP SOURCE

July 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In an astonishing telephone recording, topped perhaps only by the recent recorded rants of Mel Gibson, Viacom and CBS Chairman Sumner Redstone has seemingly offered a bribe to a reporter for giving up the name of a source. The reporter, Peter Lauria of the Barry Diller-owned TheDailyBeast.com, had run a gossip piece claiming that Redstone […]