Sunday, bombshell Sunday.
At 6:45 p.m. PT tonight, Sharon Waxman posted an article titled “SHOCKER: Jay Penske Fires Nikki Finke from Deadline Hollywood.” She has since updated her article with information also contained in a DHD denial shared at 7:46 p.m. by Mike Fleming.
It’s not so much what Fleming writes but rather the internal emails he references. One was sent by Jay Penske to Waxman and the other to staff from PMC head of communications Lauren Guillion. The latter communication ends with this:
It is sad when a rival business feels the need to fabricate stories to create traffic and notoriety. Due to the defamatory and disparaging nature of some of the completely inaccurate statements made by Waxman, PMC has turned this matter over to our attorneys.