The Motion Picture Association of America Inc. fired Steven Fabrizio, its general counsel of nearly six years, on Monday after he was arrested in Washington, D.C., for alleged second-degree sexual abuse in the form of threats and blackmail.

“There was a Steven Bernard Fabrizio, 55, of Chevy Chase, MD, arrested on Friday, August 23, 2019, for a Second Degree Sex Abuse-threats and a Blackmail offense that occurred in the 4000 block of Benton Street, Northwest, DC, on Tuesday, August 20, 2019,” a representative for the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department told Corporate Counsel in an email.

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