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People's West Coast Deputy In Trouble For Sleeping With Lady Staffer, But What About His Men?
Bryan Alexander swings both ways?

It's usually Bauer's pair of tabloids or Wenner Media's Us Weekly making media news for intra-office politics. Thanks to a magical pair of angler pants, People rarely gets wet when it comes to scandal. Until today, when Page Six stoked the fire smoking on the West Coast, where the tabloid's L.A. deputy chief Bryan Alexander is reportedly on extended leave while bosses figure out how to handle his romantic relationship with Mary Margaret Acoymo, who just happens to have been promoted from intern to reporter/writer while under his watch. Except as People staffers tell us, Alexander doesn't just have a fondness for Margaret — but dudes as well.

Submits a People tipster:

• Alexander has, allegedly, sent out emails propositioning men. Several months ago he met with Time Inc. legal to discuss. Meanwhile, there are "gay" crotch shots of men on his office door that staffers must "stomach."

• West Coast chief and Alexander's boss Liz Leonard — who hired Margaret in 2006 from London — has given her deputy all the power "because she does not know how to make the magazine click since Todd Gold left. Todd Gold was very well connected and liked among the celebrity crowd." Then again, Gold who Leonard replaced in August 2005, has been on "permanent book leave" since rumors surfaced about him allegedly touching a female staffer "inappropriately."

• Alexander regularly gives his brother Regan the best assignments for the magazine and dot com. Nevermind that People supposedly has a strict policy barring such nepotism.

People chief Larry Hackett is aware of the situation, but "turns a blindside" to all of it.

And now, you help us: This is the only photo we could find of a "Bryan Alexander." Is this our guy? Update: Yep, it's our guy.

Oct 6, 2008 · posted by david · Link · 7 Responses
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Comments (7)
No. 1 Donna Marie says:

That be him! There are a lot of scandals at People magazine, but people are paid a lot of money to "shut up."

Posted: Oct 6, 2008 at 12:18 pm
No. 2 A Source says:

I second Donna Marie above. But Jossip, there are much bigger scandals brewing in the offices at PEOPLE. Some of them involve other people in the L.A. Bureau. I dare you to find them out.

Posted: Oct 6, 2008 at 1:04 pm
No. 3 Elizabeth says:

Leave him alone. He is a great guy and all the editors who are writing about him and his love affair are jealous because he is smart, intelligent and a great writer… and not to mention respected in the business…. Do you people not have anything better to do with your time.

Posted: Oct 7, 2008 at 9:16 am
No. 4 Meg says:

Bet he or his squeeze will be relocated to another Time Inc., property like InStyle or People en Espanol!

Posted: Oct 7, 2008 at 11:27 am
No. 5 dingo says:

What a pathetic bunch of halfwits you really are. Stop wasting our time with half baked stories masquerading as journalism concocted from your parents' basement in between your daytime soap operas. The guy is a respected journalist whereas you are a bottom feeder who can barely get your tiny brain around a speak and spell. Leave the guy alone and let him do his job.

Posted: Oct 7, 2008 at 1:32 pm
No. 6 rhf says:


Posted: Oct 7, 2008 at 1:44 pm
No. 7 Patricia says:

This is a hateful non-story based on unsubstantiated rumor about a great guy who is talented, respected and tops at his job. Whoever is spewing this clearly has an axe to grind.

Posted: Oct 7, 2008 at 8:10 pm
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