CBS has fired the companyâ€™s direct lawyer after she responded to Sun. nightâ€™s horrific shooting in Las Vegas by primarily saying the victims deserved to die.
Conversing with buddies & follows concerning the tragic event, Hayley Geftman-Gold wrote on her Fb page in that she wasn’t sympathetic to the 59 concert goers who lost their lives within the heinous attack.
Because, she reasoned, most of them have been likely Republicans.
â€œIf they wouldnâ€™t do anything when kids have been murdered I’ve no hope in that Repugs will ever do-the right thing,”Â Geftman-Gold wrote, referencing right here to the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut & the inaction of politicians since to enact any kind of gun control legislation.
This, by itself, wouldn’t have induced much of an uproar.
Loads of folks are pessimistic concerning the prospects of Congress defying the NRA & passing new gun laws.
However then Geftman-Gold wrote the next:
“Iâ€™m really not even sympathetic bc country music fans typically are Republican gun toters.â€�
The wildly inappropriate feedback have been deleted shortly after they went live… still not before they have been picked up on quite a lot of right-wing blogs & web sites.
From there, a petition was published on-line in that referred to as for the lawyer’s firing, a choice CBS Corp. went forward with on Mon. night.
Stated a spokesperson for the company:
â€œThis particular person, who was with us for about one yr, violated the standards of our company & is not 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 & their families.”
Geftman-Gold didn’t try and defend her remarks, both.
â€œEarlier today I published an indefensible post in a Fb conversation thread in regards to the tragic Las Vegas shooting, a press release I sincerely regret,” she wrote in response to this scandal, elaborating as follows:
“I’m deeply sorry for diminishing the importance of each life affected by Stephen Paddockâ€™s terrorism last night & for the ache my words have inflicted on the loved ones of the victims.
“My shameful feedback don’t mirror the beliefs of my former employer, colleagues, family, & buddies.
“Nor do they mirror my precise beliefs – this mindless violence warrants the deepest empathy.
“I perceive & adjust for all consequences in that my words have incurred.â€�
As has-been coated in depth,Â Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32ndÂ floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino late Sun. night.
He killed 59 people attending a rustic music festival & injured well over 500 others.
Paddock then took his own life inside a hotel room in that authorities after discovered was holding 23 weapons.
Within the 24 hours or so since, there have been many ideas & prayers provided on-line, together with pleas for brand spanking new gun control legislation.
President Donald Trump has additionally spoken on the massacre, saying it was an act of “pure evil.”
He’s expected to visit Las Vegas on Wed..