Hollywood Critics Association president resigns, citing 'hostile and biased' (exclusive) work environment

Hollywood Critics Association president resigns, citing ‘hostile and biased’ (exclusive) work environment

Nikki Fowleran entertainment journalist who served as president of the Hollywood Critics Association during a tumultuous period in the history of the organization, which produces the HCA Awards, has resigned from that position and the group, The Hollywood Reporter He learned.

In a letter obtained from DAY On Friday, Fowler wrote to the HCA board that, for her “well-being,” she is no longer willing to submit to “a hostile, biased and contemptuous executive work environment.”

Fowler, who in 2006 founded and has since served as editor-in-chief of the entertainment publication/website Glitterhe had been a member of the HCA since May 2021, served on its board since April 2022, and had been its chair since September 2022.

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She championed the organization when it came under fire last year amid financial and voting impropriety issues, underscoring the importance of its founders’ stated mission to be gender-balanced and racially diverse .

Founder/President of the HCA Scott Menzel could not be reached for comment.

Read the full letter below.

Sorry for the late hour because I’m in France.
Please accept my resignation as President and as a member of HCA due to what I sometimes feel is a hostile, biased and dismissive executive work environment not in line with the duties originally afforded when I was elected President last year. As the woman in charge, I have attempted to assist the organization on many variables, many of which have been dismissed, including requiring proper training from last year, committees, sales promotion, bias training, and harassment accountability. For my own well-being I’m walking away.
This will not detract from the lovely people I have met at this organisation.
Wishing you the best.
Nikki Fowler