Top Hollywood Producer Flees LA, Blames High Taxes, Crime, Homelessness
Ryan Kavanaugh moves family out of crime ridden city
Hollywood producer Ryan Kavanaugh is fleeing Los Angeles, California, because of high taxes, rising crime, and homelessness.
The news comes amid “a growing chorus of Hollywood executives are talking about leaving the city,” according to an industry insider.
American film financier and founder and CEO of the video-sharing app Triller is preparing to move his family and business headquarters to Florida.
Kavanaugh told TheWrap the main reason he was leaving the city was due to rising crime, homelessness, and California’s anti-business policies.
“I grew up here, I grew up in Brentwood, and I was allowed to be on the streets,” he said.
“I would never let my kids walk (alone) in Brentwood — how many times do you have to be out in Los Angeles and see feces in the streets before you just don’t want to be here anymore?”
Kavanaugh said he does not blame the pandemic on the cities issues, but state government regulations that he says have made it more difficult to prosecute criminals,
“It’s not the pandemic, it’s policy,” he said.
Since the murder of Jacqueline Avant — wife of famed music executive Clarence Avant and mother-in-law of Netflix’s Ted Sarando, who was killed by an intruder in her Beverly Hills home last month, more celebrities and industry people are growing more insecure.
“A new tipping point emerged late last year with the murder of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant in her Beverly Hills home,” Gene Del Vecchio, adjunct professor of marketing at USC’s Marshall School of Business, said.
“It so shocked the protected community that even the liberal Beverly Hills city council voted to recall the liberal Los Angeles district attorney George Gascón,” Del Vecchio added.
“When crime hits home, it becomes personal, and people act by either fighting, as with the Gascón recall, or by leaving.”
Meanwhile, network TV executive Ted Harbert fled United States altogether, telling The Wrap that he has moved to Portugal because “#americatoocrazy.”
Podcaster Joe Rogan also moved from California to Texas last year.
Earleir this month, California saw the biggest net loss in U-Haul migration last year as droves of residents fled to red states.
As Neon Nettle reported:
The U-Haul Growth Index calculates the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering states versus leaving in a calendar year, finding that the state had the largest net losses in one-way U-Haul trucks in 2021.
California, with its restrictive leftist policies, was at the top of the list for out-migration in 2021.
The five biggest gainers were, you guessed it, red states, these include:
- South Carolina