My friend in the music business told me their staff were sent an artist profile whenever the company signed a new rising star. In the bottom right-hand corner was a little box with the letters “DQ.” This stood for “Diva Quotient”, with the number 1 being “a treat to work with,” and 10, “run for your life!”
I was reminded of “The Diva Quotient” after reading three unrelated reports last weekend:
- Jillian Horton’s column on brilliant doctors who are bad actors.
- Major Kellie Brennan’s testimony that her lover, General Jonathan Vance, ordered her to lie about their relationship or “there would be consequences.”
- Scott Rudin, the Hollywood and Broadway producer and “one of the vilest bosses in the industry” is “stepping back from active participation” in his projects and is “profoundly sorry” for his behaviour.
These three woeful tales aren’t just stories of abuse of power, but of abuse of talent.
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