Apparently, Jessica Mulroney has hired a crisis PR firm to handle “backlash against her.”
The high-profile stylist was accused of using her white privilege to threaten lifestyle writer Sasha Exeter’s career.
Jessica has been dropped by CTV and Good Morning America, while her husband, Ben Mulroney, has stepped down from his job at Etalk.
Jessica Mulroney has reportedly hired a crisis PR firm following massive backlash for threatening lifestyle and fashion writer Sasha Exeter’s career. As a quick reminder, Jessica’s alleged behavior came to light after Sasha spoke out about her experience in an Instagram video—explaining that Jess threatened Sasha’s livelihood in response to Sasha asking her peers to use their voices and significant platforms to speak out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Jessica’s since apologized, and according to Us Weekly, she’s also hired a crisis PR firm to help her handle the “backlash.”
“Jessica has hired a big crisis PR team to deal with all this backlash against her,” a source tells the magazine. “She’s been talking to lawyers, image experts, and crisis PR teams. She has been having a lot of them over to her house to brainstorm and find a way to put this behind her.”
In her Instagram video above, Sasha said Jessica used “textbook white privilege” to threaten her:
“During the span of about a week or so, Jessica basically ticked every single box of what a white woman should absolutely not do during the biggest racial uproar in history,” Sasha explained. “For her to threaten me—a single mom, a single Black mom—during a racial pandemic blows my mind. The goal here is genuine, transformative change—not optical and performative bullshit. You cannot be posting that you stand in solidarity while attempting to silence somebody via text.”
Jessica’s apology to Sasha is her most recent post on Instagram and reads, “As some of you may have seen, @SashaExeter and I had a disagreement. She rightfully called me out for not doing enough when it came to engaging in the important and difficult conversation around race and injustice in our society. I took it personally and that was wrong. I know I need to do better.”
A post shared by Jess Mulroney (@jessicamulroney) on Jun 11, 2020 at 11:06am PDT
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