CAA No Longer Representing Mark Halperin
The former NBC political analyst is facing accusations of sexual harassment.
Mark Halperin is no longer a client at CAA, a source has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The agency had represented him for film and television opportunities, while his publishing rep is The Wylie Agency, which has not responded to a request for comment.
A week ago, CNN revealed that five women had accused the veteran political journalist of sexually harassing them in the early 2000s, while he was at ABC News. Halperin was promptly suspended from his current post as a senior political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News, and his contract was officially terminated on Monday.
Showtime also announced that Halperin would not continue as co-host of The Circus if the political docuseries is renewed for a third season. HBO dropped plans for a 2016 election miniseries based on an untitled book he was writing with longtime collaborator John Heilemann, which Penguin Press has now cancelled.
Halperin and Heilemann’s previous two presidential campaign books, 2010’s Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime and 2013’s Double Down: Game Change 2012, were both best-sellers, and the former was adapted as an HBO movie that won both the Golden Globe and Emmy for best miniseries or TV movie.
Halperin has tweeted a lengthy statement apologizing to the women he “mistreated” and for the pain caused by his past actions. He said that some of the allegations against him were untrue but acknowledged that his behavior at ABC News had been “aggressive and crude.”