June 5, 2023


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NBC Universal chief accused of harassment fired

Jeff Shell, longtime NBCUniversal chief media officer, resigned and left the company. Comcast spokespeople also reported “consensual” though the reason for his forced departure It is sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.

What was Jeff Shell accused of?

Jeff Shell admitted in a statement that the reason for his decision was An “inappropriate” relationship with a co-worker – According to Variety, one of CNBC’s foreign correspondents, Hadley Gamble. Comcast’s decision is the result of an internal investigation, obtaining evidence of sexual harassment and It was taken up immediately. Comcast spokespeople apologized to Shell employees in a private statement. The person concerned himself also expressed remorse and apologized to all of his subordinates and superiors.

I had an inappropriate relationship with a woman in my company. I am deeply sorry for that. I’m sorry I let my colleagues down at Comcast and NBCUniversal. They are the most talented people in this business. The opportunity to work with them for the past 19 years has been a special honor for me – We read in the statement.

Shell’s firing may be just the beginning of the company’s troubles. First, it is associated with the need to quickly select a successor. Shell was responsible, among other things, for: NBCU’s Peacock Broadcasting Service development strategy It has nearly 20 million subscribers in the United States. Moreover He oversaw the work of countless entities in the NBCU, Responsible for the production of films, series, television and entertainment. So replacing it will not be easy.

Shell has worked for Comcast since 2004. He has been CEO of NBCUniversal since 2020.

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