Corruption scandal at Grey Global Group NY hits new low

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Shades of grey: How deep does the rabbit hole go? Very very deep. According to adweek the new low in the Grey kickback corruption scandal is the revelation that "two Grey creatives asked for - and received, with a Grey manager's blessing two nights in a hotel with a pair of prostitutes." Prostitution is illegal in New York, for both sellers and buyers. Remind me to ask for some class A drugs as a kickback at my job. ;)

The hiring of prostitutes happened twice for the same pair of Grey creatives, exactly the same way, both times, and Mosallem and Ergulec personally approved the expenses on both occasions, Casas testified.

In the article the creatives are (both) called Art Directors; "The cash receipt and the art directors' names never made it into the government's evidence file, the files show." Any takers on guessing who they might be?
Hat tip to Matt on adlist.

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Comments (2)

  • troymcclure's picture
    troymcclure

    This scandal raises a number of profound questions - namely, how can I get to be an art director at Grey?

    Nov 09, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    I'll race you there with my book!

    Obligatory ALi G: "Does Class A drugs absolutely guarantee that they is better quality?"

    Nov 09, 2004

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