In case you have not been paying attention, Gawker did a rather dishonorable thing the other day. They picked up on one old and two new tweets from @BretEastonEllis to pinpoint the alleged exact residential street and West Hollywood condo unit address of Nikki Finke.
In an exclusive statement published this morning by The Hollywood Reporter, Ellis makes no apologies for sparking this latest Finke scandal. (It appears that Gawker reporter John Cook’s emails to Finke for comment before his story went up last Friday not only alerted her to the impending article, but also precipitated a separate rant unleashed on Ellis’ ICM agency staff.) From the THR item:
“I had no idea her ‘privacy’ was so important considering her feelings about revealing the lives of others. Come on, N.F., if you’re going to call out others, then expect it in return…”
“We live in a new age, and if she doesn’t get that info is traded like currency, she really is behind the times.”
Ellis adds that no one on staff at the building he apparently shares with Finke leaked the info. Rather, he says he found out somewhat more innocently, at a party.