Magazine article Screen International

Megan Colligan out at Paramount

Magazine article Screen International

Megan Colligan out at Paramount

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Marketing and distribution chief departs amid allegations of gender bias.

Paramount

UPDATE: Megan Colligan has departed as president of worldwide marketing and distribution at Paramount Pictures amid claims of gender bias and discrimination.

The executive told colleagues of her exit on Monday morning and separately is understood to have alleged through her attorney in a letter to Viacom top brass that she was on the receiving end of unfair treatment that amounted to constructive dismissal, the legal notion whereby employment circumstances makes it impossible for someone to continue in their role.

At time of writing a spokesperson for Paramount said: “We are not aware of any lawsuit having been filed and do not discuss personnel matters, so have to decline to comment. …

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