Reclusive blogger Nikki Finke appears to be foolishly going after someone who has no fear of her.
In the latest bit of news connected to the public feud that erupted last Friday between Finke and author Bret Easton Ellis thanks to an article on Gawker and quick echo at the New York Observer end, the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the author’s agency ICM has engaged lawyers Howard Weitzman and Lawrence Iser to counter her threats:
The lawyers have fired off two separate letters to her website’s owner demanding that she stop harassing agency employees…
Sources who have seen the cease-and-desist letters say the letters also claim that Finke has told top ICM employees she would reveal their home addresses and where their children go to school. Finke also is alleged in the letters to have told at least one agent that she would write things damaging to the agency on the Deadline blog that the agency’s executives believe to be false.
An attorney for Penske Media Corp., Finke’s parent company, denies these allegations via statement to THR. From afar, Nick Denton must be reveling in the fury that his July 13 John Cook article has wrought.