The Hollywood agent who recently severed ties with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin for criticizing Israel’s response to the Gaza attacks as “genocide” had financially supported various prominent Democrats, including Vice President Kamala Harris’ failed presidential campaign.
Maha Dakhil, a top agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and co-leader of the Motion Pictures division, representing celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Anne Hathaway, and Madonna, stirred up a heated debate when she shared two anti-Israel messages on one of her social media accounts.
Following Israel’s Gaza strikes, Dakhil took to Instagram and reposted a message that accused Israel of committing genocide.
“You’re currently learning who supports genocide,” the reposted message read. “That’s the line for me,” she added in the caption.
Dakhil later shared a second photo on the social media platform with the caption, “What’s more heartbreaking than witnessing genocide? Witnessing the denial that genocide is happening.”
Dakhil’s actions sparked backlash, prompting Sorkin to sever ties with her and make a move to a different talent agency.
“Maha isn’t an antisemite, she’s just wrong,” Sorkin told The Hollywood Reporter.
“She’s a great agent and I’m very proud of the work we did together over the last six years. I’m excited to be