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WPP Chief Acknowledges That Sexism Is A Problem In Adland

News flash: WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell acknowledged that overt sexism and racism in the ad industry is widespread at the American Association of Advertising Agencies conference on Wednesday. No surprise as JWT, a WPP agency, is embroiled in a lawsuit that was brought by a female employee that accused JWT CEO Gustavo Martinez of making offensive remarks about African-Americans and Jews, as well as making jokes about rape. Martinez resigned last week. Erin Johnson, the employee who brought the suit which also documented incidences where she was the target of Martinez' inappropriate sexual remarks, was put on paid leave last month.

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