A Boston news anchor was fired for appearing in Adam Sandler’s new Halloween movie, a cameo that inadvertently violated her contract.
Alaina Pinto, a former morning anchor for WHDH, announced Thursday she would no longer be on the air for the station after her appearance in Sandler’s “Hubie Halloween” flick, which was released on Netflix earlier this month.
“Earlier this week I was let go from 7 News,” Pinto tweeted Thursday. “I am posting this because I want to be open and honest with all of you. Last year, I participated in a cameo in the recently released Netflix movie by Adam Sandler, ‘Hubie Halloween.’”
Pinto, who joined the station in 2016, said she “mistakenly violated” her contract by doing so, adding that she understood why management had to cut ties with her after four years.
“I am deeply disappointed and saddened, and I hoped this would not be how things evolved,” Pinto tweeted. “Thanks to all my wonderful