Chris Albrecht resigned from HBO in 2007 after multiple domestic assaults.
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign took money from a longtime Hollywood executive with a history of domestic assault, his most recent campaign finance disclosure shows.
Biden’s campaign accepted $2,800, the maximum allowed for a primary, from former HBO chief executive officer Chris Albrecht in April. He received an additional $2,800 from both Albrecht and his current wife, Tina Trahan, in June, his disclosure shows.
The Biden campaign took the contributions despite Albrecht’s history of abusing women. He has twice been arrested for misconduct allegations. The charges cost him jobs, though they did not stop him from finding work within the entertainment industry.
The Biden campaign did not respond to request for comment.
Albrecht resigned as chief executive officer at HBO at his employer’s request in 2007 after being arrested and charged with assaulting his then-girlfriend.
The incident occurred in the MGM Grand Hotel’s valet parking area around 3 a.m., hours after HBO broadcast a boxing match at the hotel. Police on the scene said the offense included “hitting, choking, or shoving” and said that Albrecht smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet, and slurred his speech. more here