Newly installed ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee didn't want to talk about the sudden departure of his predecessor, Steve McPherson, amid allegations of sexual harassment. "Well, I've just been on vacation," he said, dodging the first of many reporters' questions about McPherson.
(Cheeky ABC publicists offered their own silent commentary by...read more
Paul Lee has been named President of ABC Entertainment Group, the network announced Friday.
Lee, who as president of ABC Family transformed the channel into a top 10 cable network in total viewers, had been expected to assume the role. He replaces Stephen McPherson, who resigned from the post Tuesday.
ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson resigns; Paul Lee in?
In his new position, Lee will oversee the creative and business operations for ABC Studios, as well as development, programming, marketing and scheduling operations for the network...read more
Stephen McPherson said Thursday that he's going to fight back against reports that he was being investigated for claims of sexual harassment at the time of his exit.
Stan Rosenfield, his personal rep, said McPherson "is not going to sit back idly regarding the false and defamatory stories fueled by unknown and anonymous sources that are now appearing in the media since his resignation from ABC." ...read more