From Sutter to Lauer, Hollywood Sees a Flurry of Letters From the Edge (Column)

Variety | 10/22/2019 | Claudia Eller
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Let’s talk about the whacked-out letters that hit the media sphere in the past eight days.

One was that bizarre mea culpa dropped Oct. 17 by the no-holds-barred showrunner Kurt Sutter in response to getting canned from his series “Mayans MC.” No stranger to complaints of unprofessional behavior on his sets over the years, Sutter acknowledges in his letter to the cast and crew of the “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff that “at least being fired for being an abrasive dick is on brand,” further admitting that his “arrogance and chronic distraction has created wreckage.”

Sutter - Conduct - MO - Past

While Sutter’s offensive conduct is inexcusable, and one can only hope he’s finally working on improving his on-set M.O., at least he’s publicly owning up to it — as he has in the past.

Then there was Matt Lauer’s Oct. 9 open letter in which he staunchly denies allegations by former NBC News co-worker Brooke Nevils that he anally raped her in his hotel room in 2014. Naturally, Lauer has the right to defend himself against the serious accusations unveiled in Ronan Farrow’s new book, “Catch and...
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