Did ABC Executive Nathan Varni Cross the Line – Allegedly Sends GH Fan Private Message Regarding Rebecca Herbst Contract Negotiations

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GH-Nathan-Varni“General Hospital” ABC Network Current Series Executive Nathan Varni allegedly sent out a private message to WUBS.net via Twitter. The comment and message were regarding Rebecca Herbst’s [Elizabeth Webber] current contract negotiations.

In the past TPTB do not comment on actor contract negotiations. But are the days of not commenting on soap actors contracts over? It just might be. WUBS.net posted what appears to be a private message sent from Nathan Varni to a “General Hospital” fan. The question has been raised, why was the “GH” executive allowed to have this exchange about Rebecca’s negotiation with ABC?

It’s been the policy of those who write about soaps to wait until the network releases an official statement before writing about casting and contracts. Even when a press release comes out the details of an actor’s contract are not revealed. Sometimes soap bloggers and publications will be given the length of a contract but details as to salary and/or perks are not revealed.

Did Nathan Varni cross the line sharing information regarding Rebecca’s negotiations with the network? There aren’t any specific details in the message.  Wubs.net posted the response on Twitter, and it reads, in part, “we’ve done everything we possibly can to entice her to say [sic] and now it is Becky’s final decision. I would hope GH fans would be more mature to stick with us if a certain actor or actress leaves.”

The response from Varni goes on to say that respects anyone’s decision to stop watching “General Hospital – and “we can all watch GH sail into the sunset.” Nathan points out that the daytime drama needs support now more than ever, not fans turning off the soap. The ABC executive concludes the private message by thanking WUBS.net for their feedback.

Once Nathan’s alleged message blew up on the web Nathan took to his Facebook account and posted a contradictory message. Looks like Nathan got some heat over the uproar that is going down on social media.  First Nathan explains he was hacked and then he says he won’t send private messages anymore and private message should be just that.  While he is crying “hacked” it also looks like he is complaining someone released a message he wrote.  This all smells like damage control to us.  Someone needs to tell Mr. Varni you cannot put the Genie back in the bottle once it is out!

Did ABC Executive Nathan Varni Cross the Line – Allegedly Sends Private Message Regarding Rebecca Herbst Contract Negotiations

Did Nathan Varni truly cross the line when it came to commenting on Rebecca Herbst’s contract negotiations with TPTB at “General Hospital” and ABC Daytime? It’s assuredly not the traditional “no comment” or “we don’t comment,” however the information shared is quite vague.  Hit the comments and let us know your thoughts!

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12 Comments
  1. annekarima says

    RH is a lovely grown up lady. She is a talented actress and can take her skills elsewhere. Who are these men who give her scripts that run contrary to her character? Yes, she’s been the town black sheep but she’s grown up now, an adult, a mother. She not longer acts like a teenager who inflicts wounds upon herself so why do her scripts reflect that she does? And who is this man who thinks GH will go down some black soap hole never to be seen again if Ms. RH disappears? That’s just silly. If it’s in the cards to pull the soapy plug on this soap, it has nothing to do with Ms. RH but it might have much to do with the politics of daytime television.

  2. annekarima says

    RH is a lovely grown up lady. She is a talented actress and can take her skills elsewhere. Who are these men who give her scripts that run contrary to her character? Yes, she’s been the town black sheep but she’s grown up now, an adult, a mother. She not longer acts like a teenager who inflicts wounds upon herself so why do her scripts reflect that she does? And who is this man who thinks GH will go down some black soap hole never to be seen again if Ms. RH disappears? That’s just silly. If it’s in the cards to pull the soapy plug on this soap, it has nothing to do with Ms. RH but it might have much to do with the politics of daytime television.

  3. Angie Sparks says

    This man always goes to far.
    I had posted a comment on Nancy Grahn’s facebook site & he disagreed with it and started sending me personal messages. He was not an approved person to post messages on my site so he started sending me private and harassing messages so in order to stop him I had to my personal account settings to block him.

    1. Debbie says

      Angie Sparks I wish you would show GH FANS just how nasty Nathan really is(his DM to you)…HE and company have shown their pets for so long Fans have given them names…SAD that a person holding such a high position has to act the way he has…

  4. Angie Sparks says

    This man always goes to far.
    I had posted a comment on Nancy Grahn’s facebook site & he disagreed with it and started sending me personal messages. He was not an approved person to post messages on my site so he started sending me private and harassing messages so in order to stop him I had to my personal account settings to block him.

    1. Debbie says

      Angie Sparks I wish you would show GH FANS just how nasty Nathan really is(his DM to you)…HE and company have shown their pets for so long Fans have given them names…SAD that a person holding such a high position has to act the way he has…

  5. Shelly Samuel says

    I don’t believe his account was attacked he did it deliberately so that none Rebecca fans will really and say to let her go, but it backfired on him when her fans was on her side and stuck by her. He is a very nasty man to do that to someone career.
    He should be fired, I hope Becky leaves and go to another show, and when the ratings goes down and the show gets cancel the blame should fall straight on his shoulder.

  6. Shelly Samuel says

    I don’t believe his account was attacked he did it deliberately so that none Rebecca fans will really and say to let her go, but it backfired on him when her fans was on her side and stuck by her. He is a very nasty man to do that to someone career.
    He should be fired, I hope Becky leaves and go to another show, and when the ratings goes down and the show gets cancel the blame should fall straight on his shoulder.

  7. Debbie says

    I guess I just wonder why certain fans base had the privilege of receiving scoops in a DM while other were just tagging along with the storyline?Nathan Varni now is blaming first RH is ratings go down then fans if GH is cancelled..Nathan Varni and company have shown fans who are their pets and who are not..Fans have visited their Facebook page and RH is not a thought while one other actress is always on their facebook…kinda one sided!I say fine ABC/GH you will lose fans and in time GH will be cancelled and you can laid that blame at your feet

  8. Debbie says

    I guess I just wonder why certain fans base had the privilege of receiving scoops in a DM while other were just tagging along with the storyline?Nathan Varni now is blaming first RH is ratings go down then fans if GH is cancelled..Nathan Varni and company have shown fans who are their pets and who are not..Fans have visited their Facebook page and RH is not a thought while one other actress is always on their facebook…kinda one sided!I say fine ABC/GH you will lose fans and in time GH will be cancelled and you can laid that blame at your feet

  9. David says

    Rebecca Herbst is great on GH and this looks like yet another ABC daytime executive who is ruining what little is left of ABC daytime. The decision to cast blame on dipping GH ratings on Ron Carlivati was a HUGE mistake. He did a superior job of blending the new and the old characters with creative and interesting story lines. SInce he was let go and Jeanne what’shername took over the show has tanked. They even changed Elizabeth’s name to ‘Liz’ for some inexplicable reason? Overall the story lines are less interesting and that pretty much says it all. Now this executive is going all postal on fans and such… There should be zero tolerance of this type of behavior. Hey ABC–how are The Revolution and Katie going? Didn’t you cancel One Life to Live and AMC for these 2 losers? What a shame ABC daytime is. Not even going to get into how they ruined the VIew with allowing Whoopi Goldberg to dominate the whole show even when Barbara Walters was still on the show??? Still scratching my head over that one…

  10. David says

    Rebecca Herbst is great on GH and this looks like yet another ABC daytime executive who is ruining what little is left of ABC daytime. The decision to cast blame on dipping GH ratings on Ron Carlivati was a HUGE mistake. He did a superior job of blending the new and the old characters with creative and interesting story lines. SInce he was let go and Jeanne what’shername took over the show has tanked. They even changed Elizabeth’s name to ‘Liz’ for some inexplicable reason? Overall the story lines are less interesting and that pretty much says it all. Now this executive is going all postal on fans and such… There should be zero tolerance of this type of behavior. Hey ABC–how are The Revolution and Katie going? Didn’t you cancel One Life to Live and AMC for these 2 losers? What a shame ABC daytime is. Not even going to get into how they ruined the VIew with allowing Whoopi Goldberg to dominate the whole show even when Barbara Walters was still on the show??? Still scratching my head over that one…

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