In response to a $2 million lawsuit filed by the former lead publicist for the Golden Globes, which alleges, among other things, that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the Globes, engages in “payola schemes” that involve accepting money and gifts in exchange for recognizing particular films, the HFPA has released an official statement refuting the charges: “[Co-plaintiffs] Michael Russell and Steve Locascio’s allegations are completely without merit. This is no more than the case of a disgruntled former consulting firm, whose contract was not renewed, attempting to take advantage once again of the Globe’s international stage for their own gain.”
Hollywood Foreign Press Association dismisses allegations of Golden Globes 'payola schemes'
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