On Industry Sexism, Maurice Lévy Accuses Martin Sorrell of 'Extraordinary Level of Hypocrisy'

Escalating war of words between holding companies

After taking heat for referring to alleged sexist and racist comments by J. Walter Thompson's CEO as a "one-time mistake," Publicis Groupe CEO Maurice Lévy today sent a memo to his employees clarifying his commitment to diversity—and blasting rival Martin Sorrell as a hypocrite.