The collateral damage from Harvey Weinstein‘s sexual harassment scandal has caused his company, the one that fired him, to get dropped by one of the biggest talent public relations firms in the business.
PMK•BNC represented The Weinstein Company for all aspects of film publicity, a very important part of the movie business. The agency would regularly schedule and coordinate press events around TWC projects.
We’re told an email was sent late Wednesday night to everyone at the firm informing them, “Effective immediately,” PMK•BNC would not be working with TWC. The agency recognized there was “legitimate concern” representing them, and made it clear the relationship was kaput.
Sources in the company tell The Blast when news of Weinstein’s harassment allegations broke, many of the publicists at PMK•BNC started voicing concerns. They were worried about trying to remain in the good graces of Hollywood and their other top clients while still repping TWC.
We’re told even though the production company is separating from Harvey, it still carries a dark mark that “nobody wants to be associated with.”
PMK•BNC has represented many of the women over the years that are accusing Weinstein of harassment, and the company felt the relationship was a major conflict of interest.
As of now, 28 actresses and women in other aspects of film production have come forward with sexual harassment allegations against the producer.