Gina Riggi Wiki
Gina Riggi was born in 1957 and from West New York, New Jersey, USA. She is an Emmy Nominated Makeup Artist and a professional makeup artist who filed a lawsuit against CBS and PBS host Charlie Rose on Friday alleging that he sexually harassed her.
Gina worked for Charlie Rose for 22 years and in the lawsuit, she alleged that former CBS host verbally abused her and often make derogatory comments about her weight. Later, she also told that she witnessed years worth of sexually harassing behavior directed at younger female employees.
The court documents say’s “On one occasion while taping on location outside of the studio, Mr. Rose became upset while Ms. Riggi applied his makeup, and forcefully grabbed and twisted her arm, physically hurting her.”
Rose was fired from his job as co-host of “CBS This Morning” in November 2017, after the Washington Post documented years of harassment complaints against him. PBS also canceled his long-running interview show.
Riggi filed suit on Thursday evening against Rose and Bloomberg LP. Rose’s talk show was produced in Bloomberg’s studio.
Gina Riggi Career
Since 1995, she worked with the Rose for 22 years on the “Charlie Rose Show” and then later at PBS’ “Charlie Rose: The Week”. During that time, Riggi claims she saw rose use the Bloomberg studio as his own personal “sexual hunting ground”, regularly getting “handsy” with female staffers who would seek refuge in her makeup room.
In addition to working with Charlie Rose, she’s also worked on “Saturday Night Live” and sports shows including “NFL Official Review” and “MSG Vault”. In 199, she was nominated for a daytime Emmy in 1999 for her work on the Sally Jessy Raphael Show. She was nominated with her co-worker and fellow makeup artist Richard Penna. They ended up losing to Anna Lujan, Chanty LaGrana, Keith Crary for their work on the show Leeza.
Later, Riggi became a Blue Ribbon Judge for the Daytime Emmy Awards where she has voted on the awards for the past 16 years. Furthermore, she worked with many celebrities clients like Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina Jolie, Bernie Mac, Jim Carrey, Jon Stewart, and David Blaine.
According to her Linkedin profile “Emmy Nominated Makeup Artist. Working in TV – High Definition Artist and Educator. Blue Ribbon Judge for Daytime Emmy Awards, Judge for Prime Time Emmy Award Creative Crafts, member of IATSE 798, NYWIFT, ATAS, NJREA, Former 12 yr. Chairperson of The Video Committee Ch.26 Time Warner community access TV in-house channel. Specialties: Good work ethic, High Definition Makeup, character makeup, 3D.”
Gina Riggi Age
How old is Gina Riggi? was born in 1957 and from West New York, New Jersey, USA and she is 62 years old as of 2019. Furthermore, there is not much information about her father, mother, and sister.