Staffers at the media platform slam Reese Witherspoon for getting paid $6 million amid layoffs: report
Quibi staffers facing reported pay cuts and layoffs are fuming that stars like Reese Witherspoon were paid millions.
Witherspoon was allegedly paid $6 million to narrate the show “Fierce Queens” — which focuses on females of the animal kingdom — on the short-form mobile video platform where her husband works. But the show isn’t performing well, and staffers have already been let go, Page Six reported.
“Quibi may have to implement cutbacks, and people are fuming that stars like Reese got paid millions,” the source told Page Six.
Overtime for lower-level staffers has already been cut and Quibi has “quietly let go of others,” the source said.
Quibi said the report was “completely false” and denied laying off staff as part of cost-saving measures in a company memo obtained by FOX Business. The company said in the memo its senior leadership team has “volunteered to take a 10 percent pay cut because it’s the right thing to do.”
A rep for Witherspoon did not immediately return FOX Business’ request for comment.