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The end of the road for Christy

Nov 01, 2001 | 12:06pm EST

George Christy, who since April has been on a paid suspension from the Hollywood Reporter where he worked as its gossip columnist for 26 years, quit the trade paper Wednesday, its rival, Daily Variety, reported today.

The Reporter's labor writer, David Robb, touched off an upheaval at the usually staid publication in April when he resigned in protest against publisher Robert Dowling's decision to spike a story that he had written accusing Christy of accepting favors from movie producers and others in exchange for mentions in his column. Shortly afterwards, then-editor Anita Busch resigned to protest Dowling's handling of the matter.

From the beginning, Christy has denied Robb's charges.

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