ICM Partners partner Steve Alexander, who repped such talent as Tatiana Maslany, John Travolta and Josh Hartnett, has left the agency, Deadline has confirmed. Alexander will reportedly launch his own management firm.
The news comes on the heels of allegations made in a May 5 Los Angeles Times article about the culture at the agency, including that Alexander reportedly had drinks with a film finance exec at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills in 2016 and exposed himself as the exec drove him to his car. According to the Times, the exec reported it to a senior member of the agency and it was addressed internally, with Alexander being placed on temporary leave. Alexander denied the incident to the newspaper, and the Times doesn’t note any comment from the agency. Attempts by Deadline to verify were unavailing at the time.
Alexander had been at ICM since 2014. He previously worked at Resolution and CAA. ICM declined comment on Alexander’s departure.
In a statement to the L.A. Times at the time of its report, ICM Partners asserted that the firm “does not tolerate harassment, bullying or other inappropriate conduct. HR investigates all reports received and addresses each with appropriate disciplinary measures.”
More than 30 former and current ICM employees were interviewed for the May Times piece who said that they endured a hostile work environment where women and people of color were subjected to harassment, bullying and other inappropriate conduct. Over the last four years, close to a dozen women reported allegations of mistreatment by male agents and managers companywide to ICM Partners’ HR or senior leaders, according to the report.
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