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Expelled 'Fashion Police' Writer Says WGA Running 'Smear Campaign'

6/13/2014

By Todd Cunningham
TheWrap

"Fashion Police" writer Larry Amoros fired back at the Writers Guild of America on Monday, accusing the union of running a "smear campaign" against him after it issued a news release earlier in the day that said he had been expelled for "scab writing" during the ongoing strike.

"How can the WGA throw me out of a club, I am not a member of? Next week, I look forward to being expelled from the NFL for not being a football player," said Amoros, who said he has not been an active member of the WGA since 1998.

The Board of Directors of the WGAW also levied a $14,000 fine against Amoros, who it says was doing the work of eight "Fashion Police" writers who walked off the job in April seeking WGA representation.

Also read:  Writers Guild Expels Member for 'Scab Writing' on 'Fashion Police'

"I'm saddened that my talented colleagues are being used as pawns by the WGA West leadership in its war against E! and that this never ending folly has cost them work and deprived people of their talent and humor," Amoros said.

"The WGA West has been carrying on like this for months and it seems that all it has done is wasted time, money cost writers work, created ill-will."

More to come …

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