'Interview' Magazine Folds, Publisher Brant Accused Of Not Paying Bills, Staffers

Interview magazine, the publication created by famous artist Andy Warhol in 1969, has shuttered.

The arts-and-culture magazine was one of the first to focus on the theme of celebrity, with in-depth conversations, intimate portraits and photography featuring artists and musicians.

The cover of Interview's September issue was especially controversial. It featured Kim Kardashian posing as Jackie Kennedy.

Interview filed for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and is liquidating its assets, according to multiple media reports.

The company was embroiled in a number of legal issues regarding payments from owner and billionaire Peter Brant, who bought Interview in 1987.

In February, Interview was forced to leave its SoHo offices because Brant’s company was not paying rent, according to the New York Post.

Earlier this month, Interview was sued for $600,000 by former editorial director Fabien Baron. Baron, who resigned from Interview in April after almost 10 years in the role, claims he was not paid appropriately the last three years, the NYP's Page Six reported.

Former associate publisher Jane Katz and former Interview president Dan Ragone also allege six-figures' worth of unpaid wages from the company, according to Observer.

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