Yachting insiders say the industry has a sexual-harassment problem

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Read on for more on the dark secret at the heart of the yachting industry, a profile of playboy turned pragmatic media mogul Jay Penske, and an interview with Nxivm survivor India Oxenberg. 

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I want to start by highlighting three in-depth stories we published in the past 24 hours. 

Yacht crew members describe rampant harassment

From Hillary Hoffower:

At the core of the yachting industry, which portrays a glamorous lifestyle of working in paradise on multimillion-dollar vessels, may be a dark secret: a rampant sexual-harassment problem.

About 65% of yacht crew members who responded to a 2018 survey by the Professional Yachting Association said they had witnessed or been aware of an incident of physical or verbal sexual

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Quibi’s content failed to hook viewers and convince them to pay. Insiders said Jeffrey Katzenberg had close control of many programming decisions.

Lena Waithe, Jeffrey Katzenberg are posing for a picture: Jeffrey Katzenberg. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi

© Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi
Jeffrey Katzenberg. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi

  • Quibi, the mobile-video startup that raised $1.75 billion from backers like Alibaba Group, JPMorgan Chase, and Disney, is folding six months after debuting its subscription service.
  • The Jeffrey Katzenberg-founded startup said in a statement that its demise was likely caused by a combination of an idea that wasn’t strong enough and poor timing.
  • But Quibi’s failure ultimately comes back to a slate of content that did not break through with its target audience of 25- to 35-year-olds. 
  • That falls on Katzenberg, who insiders previously told Business Insider was hyper-involved in programming decisions, from greenlighting shows to ground-level decisions like casting and wardrobe.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

During a pandemic in which streaming viewership boomed, mobile-video service Quibi lasted only six months.


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The Jeffrey Katzenberg-founded startup, which raised $1.75 billion in funding, said

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