In a 2016 New York Times
profile of A-list event wrangler Peggy Siegal
, Alex Williams
wrote, “On her way to meet an old friend, John Travolta
, at her party for his new FX
mini-series, ‘The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story,’ at Monkey Bar
, it seemed clear that Ms. Siegal is in no hurry to leave the social pinnacle she spent a lifetime clawing to reach.” Now, after three decades, her association with accused sexual abuser Jeffrey Epstein has pushed the 72-year-old social hostess off that peak: Variety reports that Annapurna
, and FX have pulled their accounts.
Siegal has singular skills when it comes to mixing and matching the lists of New York’s elite movers and shakers across all social sectors — literary, media, art, finance, and entertainment. She works hard to set up lunches, dinners, screenings, and parties attended by some 800 New York-area Academy members.