WWE is making some big changes to the company and they made massive cuts recently. They also brought in some new executives and board members while they were at it.
The company announced this week that Jamie Horowitz is their new Executive Vice President of Development & Digital. This upset a few women on the roster according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
The Horowitz hiring led to at least some ire from women working in WWE when finding out his background, based on his 2017 firing by FOX Sports after allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace on the sports side.
A report from the LA Times about Horowitz’s Fox Sports firing noted that several women complained about his behavior. This included “prominent on-air personalities and show producers.”
Upon Horowitz’s departure from Fox Sports, Erik Shanks, the Fox Sports President, wrote in a memo to say, “Everyone at Fox Sports, no matter what role we play, or what business, function or show we contribute to–should act with respect and adhere to professional conduct at all times. These values are non-negotiable.”
Daniel Petrocelli later said of the situation, “Mr. Horowitz’s termination was fully warranted and his lawyer’s accusations are ill-informed and misguided.”
Some people in WWE might not be happy about the changes because of who they are bringing in. We will have to see how Jamie Horowitz does in his new position, but some people are apparently already a bit concerned about the situation.
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