Cirrincione released an official statement which seems to accept partial responsibility at first glance but a closer reading reveals an attempt to minimize and deny the allegations. “I have had affairs while in committed relationships, ones I am now ashamed to say are coming to light and shading my past and my reputation,” began the statement.
Cirrincione then goes on to explain “without a doubt that I have never used favors, sexual or otherwise, as a reason for managing anyone. I want to make it clear that not one of those relationships were anything but consensual,” attempting to cast doubt on the accusations.
“I take responsibility for my part in the situation and I am not here to diminish anyone’s feelings or experiences. I apologize to these women, my past and present partner, my clients and employees for the pain this is bringing them. I was under the impression I was living my life as a supportive man to women. It is with a heavy heart that I see now I was wrong” concludes the statement.
An anonymous actress cited by the Post article directly contradicts Cirrincione’s self portrayal as an unwitting participant in sexual harassment. She said the manager explicitly said he could make young women stars, but in exchange for sexual favors.