Interview magazine closes
The famous American magazine Interview was founded by artists Andy Warhol in 1969, and the other day he announced his closure. The news of bankruptcy and the end of an entire era of Interview came from employees of the editor-in-chief Ezra Marcus and journalist Luke O’Neill. Later, the information was confirmed by the publication Observer.
According to sources, Interview is forced to stop issuing printed publications, as well as online versions due to bankruptcy. In early May, former art director of the magazine Fabien Baron sued Interview, demanding to pay him $ 600 thousand. In April, he resigned from the magazine after 10 years in the publication. As stated in the court materials, he took up his post in 2009 with the goal of keeping the journal. He managed to do it – the circulation of the publication grew to 200 thousand. Now the Baron claims that the company owes him more than $ 500,000 over the past three years, and a $ 66,000 magazine owes his wife, stylist Ludivin Puablan. Similar claims were filed by several other Interview employees. The former assistant of the publisher, Jane Katz, also complains that the magazine did not pay her a salary of $ 230,000. She claims that she was fired unfairly. Dan Regon, former president of Interview, says the magazine owes him $ 170,000.
In addition to financial indebtedness, the publication is also involved in sexual scandals. Three women whose names are not named accuse the creative director of Interview, Carl Templer, of abusing working conditions and harassment. He categorically denies all charges.
“To date, this is a sad story for those who work in the media, where layoffs, cuts and direct closures have become commonplace. In the case of Interview, it represents the end of the era and a sobering reminder of how the media institutions once influenced societal life, “the statement said.
The magazine Interview, founded by Andy Warhol, lasted almost 50 years. A distinctive feature of this publication were interviews, which took some celebrities from others. Their conversations were not specially edited. The most recognizable rubric in the magazine was Q & Andy, in it celebrities answered the questions compiled by Andy, among which were “What did you eat for breakfast?” or “What did you dream?”.