In a Washington Post article , it was reported that Vincent Cirrincione, former manager of Halle Berry who also introduced Taraji P. Henson of Empire to the general public, was charged with sexual assault by 9 women.
The 70-year-old is known for helping women of color break through in the entertainment industry, including contributing to the celebrity star of Catwoman . However, eight African-American women and one Asian-American woman accused him of sexually inappropriate behavior between 1993 and 2011 . According to the Washington Post , he allegedly asked some women to have sex in exchange for working with her, when they refused, he decided not to take charge of them. A woman said he masturbated in front of her in his office.
This Saturday, Feb. 3, Halle Berry was keen to respond to these allegations via her Twitter and Instagram accounts . “Yesterday, I was saddened by the accusations against my former manager, Vincent Cirrincione, but today I feel sick after reading the terrifying detailed accounts of his mistreatment of 9 women. ” , wrote the actress.
Halle Berry believes that her former manager used her to abuse these women . “I’m furious that he used me, and the model he helped me to become, to attract and manipulate innocent and vulnerable women of color to serve as a predator. want these women and everyone else to know that I see them, I hear you, you count, I will fight for you. ” added the actress on social networks.
The actress, who supported the Women’s March and Times Up , said that although she was never a victim of this type of assault, she had a “zero tolerance policy ” regarding allegations of sexual misconduct. For her part, Taraji P. Henson revealed that she had never felt threatened by her manager . “I never had a problem with that at any level, he totally respected me ,” she told the Washington Post.
If Vincent Cirrincione admitted to having had liaisons during his career, he maintains that they were all consenting.