Vincent Cirrincione, the Hollywood manager who once backed the careers of Halle Berry and Taraji P. Henson, closed his agency Vincent Cirrincione Associates amid allegations that he sexually harassed aspiring black actresses over a 20-year span.
“It is with incredibly great sadness that at this time, I believe it’s in the best interests of all my actors and actresses that I represent to close my management company," Cirrincione said a statement to Deadline. "This business is hard enough and I don’t want to distract in any way from their careers or opportunities in the entertainment field. I wish all the people I represent the very best in all their future endeavors."
The closing of Cirrincione Associates comes after The Washington Post published a story in which nine women claimed to have been aproached with unwanted sexual advances from him. The women detail how Cirrincione would ask for sexual favors in exchange for his management services. One woman that was being managed by Cirrincione claimed he would often masturbate in front of her “in his office during the years he managed her.” Since the exposé, Cirrincione has been dropped by some of his biggest clients, including Henson. Halle Berry allegedly parted ways with him two years ago when rumors of his inappropriate behavior began to spread around Hollywood.
Both Berry and Henson spoke out about their former manager over the weekend.