Nikki Finke and Sharon Waxman Hold Firm in New York Times Piece

Nikki Finke.

Last week, Hollywood and the Internet were abuzz about a post the Wrap’s Sharon Waxman wrote proclaiming that Nikki Finke was fired from Deadline Hollywood, the site she founded and ran. Finke responded by writing a post refuting the story and tossing out some zingers (“It’s yet one more reason I call her website The Crap”). Well, today the New York Times’ David Carr followed up on the story and not surprisingly both women are holding firm. Finke, after “chewing [Carr] out for 15 minutes over a four-year-old story she didn’t like,” commented, “I still work here and beyond that, I am not going to dignify Sharon Waxman’s story.”

She added that Waxman is jealous of how much money she makes and “has a terrible reputation for accuracy in Hollywood.” Waxman, however, is sticking to her guns: “I absolutely stand behind the story, and if facts change I will report them as they occur.” She told Carr that she hasn’t been able to get a “direct answer” from Finke or her boss about the situation. Not sure what her definition of “direct” is, but maybe she should just read this article she is quoted in.

Finke and Waxman Hold Firm in Times Piece