Hollywood Scandals: Studios Severe Ties with Publicist Peggy Siegal

Variety Reports:

Netflix, FX and Annapurna Pictures are among the Hollywood companies that are parting ways with Peggy Siegal, a movie and television publicist who used her connections to get multi-millionaire and accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein into splashy premieres and parties.

Siegal, known for her  sway over annual awards races in film and television, was fired last week from a consultant role on Netflix’s Emmy campaign strategy, individuals familiar with the matter told Variety. She was let go following stories in the New York Times and the Hollywood Reporter that documented how Siegal helped Epstein access to A-list events. Siegal reportedly allowed Epstein to pay for her travel.

Netflix has also cut ties with Siegal. Her company had sent out invitations for screenings and promotional events that have yet to take place. However, Siegal was hired before news of her connection to Epstein broke. She will no longer be involved in Netflix events.