FitzGibbon Media, a prominent progressive public relations firm, abruptly shut down on Thursday amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault by the company’s president.
Trevor FitzGibbon and his team worked with some of the biggest progressive organizations, including NARAL, MoveOn, the Center for American Progress and the AFL-CIO, as well as Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning and The Intercept. The company sponsored an event with The Huffington Post earlier this year.
Multiple female employees came forward with accusations of sexual harassment and assault against FitzGibbon, according to employees who spoke with The Huffington Post.
The news of the firm’s abrupt closure shook up the Washington progressive community. Former clients, such as MoveOn and UltraViolet, expressed their shock and disappointment. Many organizations immediately began looking at ways to help or hire the former FitzGibbon employees, and some individuals started a documentlisting job openings.
Fitzgibbon Media staffers statement: Said they’ve reported more than 6 incidents of sexual harassment and at least two sexual assaults
— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) December 18, 2015
FitzGibbon Media worked with some of the most radical organizations on the hard left, including NARAL, MoveOn.org, the National Center for Transgender Equality, Daily Kos, Pro-Choice America, Color of Change, the Center for American Progress and most notably the “Equal Rights Advocates,” a group that “protects and expands economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls.” Ahem!
Fitzgibbon’s client list is here.
Here is a FitzGibbon promo video from about a year ago: