After Assault Scandal, Ex-HBO Honcho Lands Talent Agency Gig

Chris Albrecht, the former chief executive of HBO who helped develop hits like "The Sopranos" and "Sex and the City," is planning to join IMG, the talent agency that has been quietly building an international broadcasting business, as the head of its global media unit.

Mr. Albrecht is also planning to start an investment fund with IMG's owner, Theodore J. Forstmann, the colorful financier who has owned everything from the aircraft maker Gulfstream to Dr Pepper, to back media and entertainment projects.

The job represents a new chapter for Mr. Albrecht, who was forced to resign from HBO, a unit of Time Warner, in May after he was arrested and charged with assaulting a girlfriend in a Las Vegas parking lot. That prompted word to leak out that in 1991, HBO paid a settlement of at least $400,000 to a woman who worked under Mr. Albrecht and accused him of choking her during a confrontation in her office.

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