Halle Berry has broken silence after her former manager, Vincent Cirrincione, was accused by nine women of sexual misconduct.
Posting on her Twitter yesterday, Berry expressed her sadness and anger toward the manager, saying that he used her Hollywood status to lure and abuse other women who he promised to make stars.
“Yesterday I was saddened by the (allegations) against my former manager, Vincent Cirrincione, but today I’m sick after reading the horrifying detailed accounts of his abuse toward 9 women,” she tweeted. “I’m livid that he used me, and the role model he helped me become, to lure and manipulate innocent, vulnerable women of color for his predatory actions.”
Her response came hours after The Washington Post published the story of the nine women who accused 70-year-old of harassment. They narrated how he impressed them by mentioning the names of his clients, including Halle Berry and Taraji P. Henson while pressuring them for sex. The women said the manager, who is a white male, posed himself as the “gatekeeper for black actresses” in a mostly white industry.
And this deeply upsets Halle Berry, who ended her relationship with the manager three years ago after she learned of a sexual misconduct allegation against him.
“I’m deeply hurt and I want these women and countless others to know I see you. I hear you. You matter. I will fight for you,” she added in her tweet.