Title: “HBO Programming Chief Accused of Troll Tactics in Controversial Twitter Campaign”
In a shocking revelation, HBO’s programming chief Casey Bloys has come under scrutiny for allegedly employing fake Twitter accounts to target critics of their hit shows. The scandal unfurled when Bloys and his Senior Vice President (SVP) of drama programming, Kathleen McCaffrey, were caught discussing the use of camouflage accounts to combat negative reviews on social media.
After a thorough investigation, at least six different text-message exchanges between Bloys and McCaffrey were unearthed, confirming their discussions on the deceptive practice of employing fake Twitter accounts. The bombshell evidence was provided by former HBO staffer Sully Temori, who recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the network.
Temori claims that he was approached by McCaffrey herself to orchestrate the creation of these fraudulent Twitter profiles. However, Bloys and McCaffrey did not seem to put their plan into action when they toyed with the idea of responding to a negative tweet regarding the highly-anticipated “Perry Mason” reboot.
The scandal escalated in April 2021 when an account named Kelly Shepard, which had just been created, harshly responded to critical reviews of HBO’s “The Nevers” and other shows. Although HBO has tried to downplay the seriousness of the issue, Temori is also alleged to have used anonymous accounts to defend HBO shows against negative comments in the comment section of popular entertainment website Deadline.
Addressing the outcry, HBO has stated that they are indifferent to the onslaught of tweets and comments, asserting that they will confront the allegations head-on during an upcoming presentation. Temori’s disclosure of the tweets is only one facet of a broader lawsuit, in which he exposes claims of harassment and discrimination experienced during his time at HBO. Temori’s allegations include being assigned menial tasks such as taking care of rescue kittens and suffering sexual harassment before eventually being laid off.
Meanwhile, HBO has vowed to strongly defend themselves against Temori’s accusations, stating that they have full confidence in their legal case. Although the scandal has cast a shadow over HBO’s esteemed reputation, the network wishes Temori the best in his future endeavors.
As the lawsuit and scandal continue to unfold, the entertainment industry braces itself for further revelations about the inner workings of one of Hollywood’s biggest players. “Hollywood Crap” will keep you updated on this high-stakes courtroom drama as it progresses.
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