Michael Ovitz apologizes for "gay mafia" comment
BY Advocate.com Editors
July 04 2002 12:00 AM ET
Variety reports that Michael Ovitz has issued a formal apology for his remarks--including blaming his downfall in show business on Hollywood's "gay mafia"--in the August issue of Vanity Fair magazine, which begins hitting newsstands Wednesday. The article, about how the once-powerful Ovitz essentially became persona non grata in Hollywood, features the ex-mogul blaming openly gay DreamWorks cofounder David Geffen and others for his troubles. While Ovitz has not retracted any of the remarks he made to journalist Bryan Burroughs, he did seek to clear up misconceptions. "I made some statements that were inappropriate during an open and frank discussion with Vanity Fair," said Ovitz, through a spokesman. "In particular, the term 'gay mafia' does not reflect my true feelings or attitudes. It is regrettable, and I am truly sorry."
- Kris Humphries Doesn't Support Bruce Jenner
- Check Out The Enormous Support for Bruce Jenner from Celebs on Twitter
- Bruce Jenner: 'I'm A Woman'
- Reba McEntire: First Time I Saw a Reba Drag Queen 'It Really Ticked Me Off'
- Op-ed: Michfest's Founder Chose to Shut Down Rather Than Change With the Times
- Ted Cruz/OUT NYC Fallout: Broadway Cares Cancels Benefit at Hotel