Halle Berry Addresses Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Ex-Manager

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Halle Berry is speaking out against her former manager, Vincent Cirrincione, who was recently been accused of sexual harassment. Cirrincione has denied the accusations.

The Oscar winner took to social media on Friday, writing how she was "sick" and horrified about the recent accusations.

"Yesterday I was saddened by the allegations against my former manager, Vincent Cirrincione, but today I'm sick after reading the horrifying detailed accounts of his abuse towards 9 women," Berry wrote on Instagram. "I'm lived that he used me, and the role model he helped me become, to lure and manipulate innocent, vulnerable women of color for his predatory actions."

"I'm deeply hurt and I want these women and countless others to know I see you," she added. "I hear you. You matter. I will fight for you."

A rep for Cirrincione confirmed to ET that he's closing down his management company.

"In the best interests of his clients, he is closing down his management company," the statement reads.

The Washington Post published a story on Friday where nine women accused the manager of alleged sexual harassment. According to the Post, the earliest allegation of inappropriate conduct was in 1993, and the most recent in 2011.

Cirrincione said in a statement that he accepts responsibility for pursuing sexual relationships but denies allegations that he sought sexual favors in exchange for representing actresses.

“We live in a time where men are being confronted with a very real opportunity to take responsibility for their actions. I support this movement wholeheartedly. I have had female clients and employees my entire career in this industry. I have built a reputation for advancing the careers of women of color,” Cirrincione told the publication.

“I have had affairs while in committed relationships, ones I am now ashamed to say are coming to light and shading my past and my reputation," he continued. "I can say without a doubt that I have never used favors, sexual or otherwise, as a reason for managing anyone. I want to make it clear that not one of those relationships were anything but consensual."

Adding, "I take responsibility for my part in the situation and I am not here to diminish anyone’s feelings or experiences."

The story comes as more women, including Uma Thurman, have stepped forward and recounted their experiences with sexual harassment in the workplace.

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