CBS Fires Legal Exec Over Comments About Las Vegas Shooting Victims
The network announced that Hayley Geftman-Gold is no longer with the company following her comments that she is "not sympathetic" to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
CBS has parted ways with a legal executive that drew the ire of conservative media channels for commenting on Facebook that, following the mass shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas on Sunday night, she is "not sympathetic" because "country music fans often are Republican gun toters."
The executive, Hayley Geftman-Gold, wrote the comment in a discussion thread that was later deleted.
CBS, following outrage about her comments, released the following statement Monday: "This individual, who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS. Her views as expressed on social media are deeply unacceptable to all of us at CBS. Our hearts go out to the victims in Las Vegas and their families.”
Referring to congressional Republicans, Geftman-Gold also wrote, "If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing."
The right-leaning Daily Caller first reported Monday on the comments.