Paramount Television President Amy Powell Fired Over Racial Comments


Amy Powell, the head of Paramount Pictures has been fired over comments she made in a conference call.

Powell, who had overseen Paramount TV since 2013, was dismissed after an internal investigation into her comments, prompted by a series of complaints. She has denied making insensitive comments. 

Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos announced her dismissal to the staff on Thursday in a memo obtained and published by The Hollywood Reporter. 

Gianopulos' memo said "multiple individuals" had complained about comments Powell made in a "professional setting." 

He said an investigation by the company's human resources and legal departments concluded that what she said was "inconsistent with our company's values" and serious enough to warrant immediate termination.

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