Gabrielle Carteris Endorses Fran Drescher as New SAG-AFTRA Boss After Stepping Down
The original ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ actress is reportedly supporting ‘The Nanny’ star to succeed her as the new president of the SAG-AFTRA union as she stepped down after two terms.
AceShowbiz -Actress Gabrielle Carteris is reportedly endorsing former “The Nanny” star Fran Drescher to take over as president of the SAG-AFTRA union after deciding to step down after two terms.
The original “Beverly Hills, 90210” castmember previously overcame a challenge by Matthew Modine to secure a second term in the top leadership post in 2019, but she will not run for a third time.
According to Deadline, she is instead planning to back Drescher, who is said to be representing the Unite for Strength party, which has been in power since 2009.
However, if Drescher does throw her hat into the ring, she will face a battle with Modine, the head of the anti-union party Membership First, who has recruited actress Joely Fisher as his running mate.
Representatives for Carteris and Drescher have yet to comment on the news, but the official list of candidates for the top union job will be released next week (begs05Jul21), ahead of a summer election.
SAG-AFTRA, much like Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy organizations, was not without controversy.
Last year, Hilary Swank launched a lawsuit against the group. The actress slammed them for their “barbaric” treatment after the board of trustees for the health plan denied to cover her treatment for malignant ovarian cysts in 2015.
“SAG/AFTRA Healthplan claim they treat and protect all their members equally. I don’t believe this is true. If you’re a woman suffering from female health issues, I have no doubt you’ll agree with me. If you’re a man, ask your mother, your daughter, your sister, or a girlfriend,” she stated.
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