Cindy Spengler was brought in by former
Like Mr. Brewster, Ms. Spengler was ensnared in the fallout from last fall's courtroom battle between G&J and its former business partner, entertainer Rosie O'Donnell. She faced personal issues while on the stand, breaking down after testifying Ms. O'Donnell said, "Do you know what happens to people who lie? They get sick, and they get cancer." Ms. Spengler is a breast cancer survivor.
Since the trial, G&J has been embroiled in controversy following the news that the company overstated its newsstand sales.
Former circulation head Diane Potter left the company shortly after the trial. Mr. Brewster was fired last month by his boss Axel Ganz, who is now the interim CEO and G&J USA. Ms. Spengler, who had the unenviable position of communicating with top marketers outraged by G&J's repeated circulation overstatements, was informed yesterday her position was eliminated.
Ms. Spengler and a G&J spokeswoman declined to comment on the matter.