Author: Kerry Flynn | CNN Business
Mike Richards will serve as “Danger! Executive Producer of “. And “Wheel of Fortune,” the company behind these two shows, Sony announced on Tuesday.
The news was released after “Danger!” The turmoil of the past month.Among them, Richards was first named its new host, and then Step down About a week later, the controversy started because he was named in multiple discrimination lawsuits. ring He also appeared derogatory comments on podcasts, for which Then he apologized.
“Danger!” Suzanne Prete, executive vice president of business and strategy, and “Wheel of Fortune” sent the news to employees via email on Tuesday.
“We had hoped that when Mike stepped down as Jeopardy’s host position! It would minimize the interruptions and internal difficulties we have experienced in the past few weeks,” Prett wrote. “This obviously didn’t happen.”
Platt said in her email that Michael Davis, CEO of Embassy Row, Sony’s television production company, will temporarily help with the production.
Pret wrote: “Michael and I will work with all of you in the next few weeks to make sure that the production goes according to plan and we won’t miss a beat as we enter the new season.” “I know this pair. It has been a challenging time for the entire team, and I want to thank everyone for their cooperation and professionalism over the past few weeks.”
Several people filed a lawsuit referring to Richards’ behavior as the executive producer of “The Price Is Right”. For example, Brandi Cochran, one of the models on the game show, filed a lawsuit in 2010, alleging that Richards had a hostile reaction when he was pregnant. The case was settled in 2016.
Just before Richards was named the new “Danger”!Moderator, Richards Defend yourself against these allegations In the memo to employees.
Richards wrote: “I hope all of you know that the way I describe my comments and actions in these complaints does not reflect the reality of who I am or how we can cooperate on “the right price.” “I won’t Say anything that doesn’t respect anyone’s pregnancy, and has always supported my colleagues in their parenting journey. “
Richards said at the end of the memo: “It’s really an honor to work with all of you to produce this amazing show, and I look forward to the days when we return to production.”
— Brian Stelter of CNN Business reported.
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