This morning, Adage.com reports that Neil French, WPP Group worldwide creative director, is leaving the holding company. The news comes on the heels of the ihaveanidea.org's "Night with Neil French" where he made some derogatory comments about women in advertising.
It was immediately unclear whether he has been forced to resign or left on his own. According to online accounts of the speech, he ranted against women in the profession, saying they're more concerned with their role as childbearers than working long hours on behalf of clients.
He was reported to have said, "Women don't make it to the top because they don't deserve to. They're crap."