Feb 23, 2021
GameStop Announces Resignation Of CFO Jim Bell, Thanks Him For Significant Contributions
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GRAPEVINE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – GameStop Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jim Bell is resigning from his roles on March 26, 2021.
In a news release, the Grapevine-based company thanked Bell for “his significant contributions and leadership, including his efforts over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic.” READ MORE: Woman In 30s With No Underlying Health Problems Among 18 New COVID-19 Deaths In Dallas County
The company has retained an executive search firm to help them search for Bell’s replacement.
If a permanent replacement is not in place when Bell leaves in March, GameStop intends to appoint Diana Jajeh, who is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, to the role of interim Chief Financial Officer.READ MORE: 4 ERCOT Board Members Announce Resignations In Wake Of Statewide Power Outages During Winter Storms
Jajeh has more than two decades of experience operating as an auditor, comptroller and corporate finance executive, according to the company.
Earlier this year, GameStop was swept up in a battle between big-moneyed hedge funds betting against it and small investors trying to prop it up. That caused its share price to soar despite the shaky financials underneath. And even though there were some bright spots, like improving holiday sales and the naming of co-founder Chewy to the board, some experts said any reinvention will take take time.MORE NEWS: Community Health Leaders Estimate Much Of Dallas County Will Reach Herd Immunity By Summer
The Fortune 500 company, through its family of brands, offers the a selection of new and preowned video gaming consoles, accessories and video game titles, in both physical and digital formats. It also offers fans a wide variety of POP! vinyl figures, collectibles, board games and more. Through the company’s buy-sell-trade program, gamers can trade in video game consoles, games, and accessories, as well as consumer electronics for cash or in-store credit.
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George Clooney Producing Docuseries Alleging Jim Jordan Ignored Sexual Abuse Claims at Ohio State
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George Clooney is producing a docuseries about the decades-long sexual abuse scandal in the athletic department at The Ohio State University, where Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) was once an assistant coach of the wrestling team.
The series will be based on an October 2020 Sports Illustrated article by writer Jon Wertheim, who detailed allegations of sexual abuse against former Ohio State sports doctor Richard Strauss and how officials at the university failed to respond.
Wertheim’s article alleges that Jordan, who was the assistant coach of the Ohio State wrestling team from 1987 to 1995, played a major role in participating in the scandal’s cover up.
The article includes an account from former Ohio State wrestler and UFC fighter Mark Coleman, who claims that Jordan knowingly ignored Strauss’ abuse.
The docuseries will explore allegations that the university ignored thousands of instances of sexual assault during Strauss’ nearly 20-year tenure, including claims that he drugged and raped athletes during physical exams.
Strauss, who was never charged, committed suicide in 2005.
Former Ohio State wrestler Mike DiSabato told CNN in 2018, “I know Jim knew about what I called the deviant sexual atmosphere that we were exposed to.”
Multiple other Ohio State wrestlers have also accused Jordan of turning a blind eye to alleged molestation by Strauss.
Jordan has denied that he was ever “told about any type of abuse.”
“This article uncovers the most widespread sexual abuse scandal in the history of American higher education,” said Wertheim, who will be an executive producer of the series. “It is a story about power, abuse, enabling and the hierarchy of college sports that had been concealed for far too long.”
Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov said in a statement, “We’re very pleased to partner with 101 Studios and Sports Illustrated in bringing this devastating and tragic story to light.”
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