LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former president of the group that hosts the Golden Globes has been dropped from the group’s board after sending an e-mail that referred to as Black Lives Matter a “hate motion.”
The Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation board stated in an e-mail Tuesday that Phil Berk is not a member of the group. The choice comes hours after NBC — which telecasts the Globes — condemned Berk’s actions and referred to as for his “quick expulsion.”
The present’s producer, dick clark productions, additionally demanded for Berk’s elimination.
Berk, an eight-term affiliation president, fell below heavy scrutiny after he despatched an e-mail Sunday criticizing Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors. The South African-born Berk shared an article that referred to as Black Lives Matter a “racist hate motion” and described Cullors as a “self-proclaimed educated Marxist,” in accordance with a report from the Los Angeles Times.
The e-mail was despatched to HFPA members, workers and the group’s common counsel and chief working officer.
Berk had been a member of the group for greater than 40 years.