SAG Pension & Health Plan Rocked By New Lawsuit: Allegations Target CEO Bruce Dow!!!!
BREAKING… EXCLUSIVE: Whistleblower Craig E Simmons towrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer, the Screen Actors Guild Pension & Health Plan. And the fired high-ranking executive makes explosive allegations against CEO Bruce Dow. These accusations have been informally leveled against Dow and the SAG P&HP for months now, but for the first time Simmons puts them into the record via his legal complaint. If true, they beg for a complete and independent investigation as well as housecleaning at SAG P&HP. Simmons, who was executive director of human resources and held other top titles, alleges that he was wrongfully terminated after reporting illegal conduct by the CEO. Simmons repeatedly talked and wrote to SAG P&HP trustees and execs and claimed Dow was swindling the organization.
Simmons alleges in his lawsuit filed in LA Superior Court today that Dow underreported the amount of money embezzled by a former employee, that Dow was sending insurance business to his wife and pocketing part of the premiums, that Dow was paying his brother-in-law for doing no work, and that Dow was using insider investment information to benefit the International Church Of The Foursquare Gospel. These are separate from Simmons’ already public allegations made in letters to the trustees about a former SAG P&H Plan employee who embezzled millions from the organization.
SAG P&H bigwigs and their surrogates have been trying to move heaven and earth to discredit anyone making allegations against the organization, especially while the SAG-AFTRA merger is being voted up or down by the Screen Actors Guild membership right now.
Some of SAG’s officers are also SAG P&HP trustees. But Dow was supposed to return to work weeks ago and, according to my latest information, still hasn’t been seen around the offices. Instead his return date keeps being pushed back unofficially. My insiders say SAG P&H planned to “retire” Dow withing a few weeks of his return before the scandal surrounding him became public. That’s impossible now. In my opinion, even the appearance of a coverup of all these allegations must stop immediately and an independent probe begun. MORE