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Heather Parry, former president of Live Nation Productions, has left the company following an investigation into allegations of verbal abuse and workplace bullying
By Anna Grace on 22 Feb 2019
Live Nation Entertainment has announced that A Star is Born producer, Heather Parry, will leave her role as president of Live Nation Productions amid abuse and workplace bullying allegations.
Parry ran Live Nation Productions, the television and film branch of the live entertainment company, for three years. The company placed her on leave in December, after employees alleged that Parry used racist and homophobic language at work.
The two-month inquiry into the allegations could not validate claims of racism and homophobia, but concluded that the work environment under Parry did not meet the expectations of the company, with multiple reports of verbal attacks and intimidating behaviour.
In an interview with Variety, one former Live Nation employee describes Parry as an “emotional terrorist”, stating that “on multiple occasions I had colleagues come to me distressed and often crying about how Heather had treated them that day.”
“Heather Parry will be leaving Live Nation, effective immediately”
“Heather Parry will be leaving Live Nation, effective immediately,” Live Nation officials said in a statement. “Live Nation is committed to the Live Nation Productions division and to our pipeline of artist-driven projects which will be led moving forward by current executives Ryan Kroft, Matt Stein and Chad Wasser.”
Parry comments: “At times I have had to be relentless, because nothing of great value ever comes easy. As a boss, I’m tough and brutally honest, and through this process I have learned how I can go about being not only a more effective leader but a better person.”
As head of Live Nation Productions, Parry helped to produce Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s A Star is Born. Parry formerly worked at Adam Sandler’s company, Happy Madison Productions, and MTV News.