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CBS Fires Legal Counsel Over Facebook Comments on Vegas Shooting

By on October 4, 2017 in Employment

CBS fired a a senior legal counsel after she criticized some victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting as “Republican gun toters” who did not deserve sympathy, reports The Washington Post.

“Hayley Geftman-Gold, who was a vice president and senior legal counsel at CBS in New York, also wrote on Facebook that she had no hope that Republicans — whom she called ‘Repugs’ — would ever take action and ‘do the right thing’ if they didn’t do anything when children were murdered, an apparent reference to the December 2012 Sandy Hook shooting that left 28 people dead, including 20 children, killed inside their elementary school in Connecticut,” writes Mary Hui.

CBS confirmed firing Geftman-Gold and called her comments on social media “deeply unacceptable.”

Read the Washington Post article.

 

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