Cynthia Nixon, who has been Mayor de Blasio’s most prominent celebrity supporter, apparently didn’t enjoy a “bitchy” Daily News article revealing that her wife Christine Marinoni had landed a plum City Hall job, according to an email released by the mayor’s office that appears to be from the actress.
The email was sent in February 2015 and was released after The News made a request under the Freedom of Information Law. The address of the sender is redacted, but it is in reply to a note addressed to “Cynthia” from Margaux Rogers, a publicist.
Rogers had emailed to tell Nixon that T Magazine, the New York Times style glossy, would not honor an apparent request to cut questions and answers about the couple’s relationship with de Blasio from an upcoming feature meant to promote a play Nixon was directing — and that the mag intended to link to a News story on Marinoni’s hiring.
“That’s fine but I would ask that they not do the link to the Daily News article which was bitchy and gossipy and listed her salary,” reads the response.
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Nixon was apparently recalling an article published in The News more than a year earlier that noted her wife’s new $ 120,000-a-year gig in the Department of Education. The salaries of public employees are public record.
The story in question noted that Nixon and Marinoni, a former community organizer, were longtime pals of the mayor and had contributed both financially and otherwise to his election effort, with Marinoni volunteering full-time, and each giving the legal maximum, $ 4,950, to the cause.
Marinoni helped recruit stars like Chris Noth, Russell Simmons and Alan Cumming to appear in a campaign and Nixon spoke at Blaz’s inauguration.
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