USC alumna Kelly Speca is the girl at the center of a catfishing scandal targeting Beverly Hills-based management company, Management 360.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Management 360 fired a mailroom worker last month after accusing her of concocting over a dozen fake e-mail accounts and posing as industry movers and shakers in an effort to raise her profile at the management company. The alleged falsified celebrity connections included Christopher Nolan, Behati Prinsloo (the future Mrs. Adam Levine), and Anthony Kiedis. According to the Reporter, the e-mails were used for both networking and flirting with superiors, but it was one tall tale about housesitting for David Fincher that ultimately blew her cover.
The Reporter did not report Speca's name, but multiple sources within Management 360 and former employees who work with Speca have confirmed to Defamer that it was indeed her. A quick search for Speca on LinkedIn reveals a recently scrubbed profile for 'Kelly S.' - former companies include Management 360, HBO, Legendary Entertainment, AMC, Fox, and FX, just to name a few.
In addition to her entertainment aspirations, Speca, a transfer student who majored in Narrative Studies, was also a reporter for The Daily Trojan—posting articles on Libya, faith-based politics, and a fur ban in West Hollywood—and a volunteer for the Museum of Tolerance.
We reached out to both Management 360 and Speca, both of whom declined to comment.