We can confirm from sources with knowledge that Diversity and Inclusion Advisor Dr. Shaun Harper walked away earlier today from the Golden Globes organization, as first reported by THR. The USC professor was hired by the HFPA on March 9.
As the HFPA’s house of cards further crumbles over the group’s lack of Black members and no real strategy to become more inclusive, long time PR firm Sunshine Sachs is putting together an exit strategy of its own. “Working with them is really starting to hurt our larger business profile and we can’t have that from any one client,” an insider told Deadline of Sunshine Sach’s looming decision to no longer represent the HFPA. “We can’t work like that,” they added.
The firm did not respond to comment, however, we hear