6:45am PT by Chris Gardner
Ryan Kavanaugh Abandons Effort to Join Santa Monica's Jonathan Club
Jonathan Club members can breathe a sigh of relief. Ryan Kavanaugh, the notorious ex-CEO of Relativity Media, will not be joining Santa Monica's vaunted private social club after all. THR reported in September that Kavanaugh was up for membership and was being supported in his bid by ex-William Morris CEO Jim Wiatt, a former Relativity board member.
But what happened depends on whom you believe. An anonymous source says that Kavanaugh did not receive enough votes, while another source counters that and says Kavanaugh withdrew his application before the voting even happened.
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This story first appeared in the Oct. 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.