George Christy is the defrocked Hollywood Reporter columnist who left the trade paper after colleague Dave Robb investigated -- and tried to report -- that Christy was way too friendly with some producers and got SAG benefits for movies he apparently didn't appear in. This was the blowup in 2001 that led, at least in part, to Robb quitting the Reporter, along with editor Anita Busch and another editor, Beth Laski. Now Richard Horgan reports in his weekly FilmStew column that Christy remains on the Hollywood gravy train.
While his two main accusers, journalists David Robb and Anita Busch, have faded into relative obscurity, 76-year-old Greek-born society columnist George Christy has managed to rebound quite nicely from a professional ethics scandal that erupted in Hollywood in the spring of 2001.
Just one quote in the story is from Christy. The rest of the interview was off the record, Horgan writes.