Vanessa Hudgens

Will Hollywood lawyer Martin Singer's pitbull tactics still work in a post-Weinstein era?

Will Hollywood lawyer Martin Singer's pitbull tactics still work in a post-Weinstein era?

In the hour before dusk, Marty Singer, the man celebrities call when a career is skidding toward scandal, stepped to a window on the 24th floor of his Century City law firm. A wisp of smog stretched from the ocean to the skyline, and Singer noted that the air was dirtier when he moved here from Brooklyn decades ago.

“The pollution was thicker back then,” he said. “But I don’t look out the window much.”

His deep, polished voice and demeanor, which on this day had the feel of a well-tailored accountant, belied his reputation as Hollywood’s favorite legal hit man. His mission is to keep dirt out of the rarefied air cushioning his A-list clients — a group that has...

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