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The CEO of a health care company has been fired after a video of him harassing a gay teen went viral and even comedian Kathy Griffin shared it in order to make him “online famous.”
“You look like an idiot,” Sam Johnson, 46, former CEO of the telemedicine platform VisuWell, can be heard telling student Dalton Stevens, who showed up at Franklin High School’s prom in a red dress with his boyfriend. He can be seen following the teens and harassing them, even taking a swing at them at one point.
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“We unequivocally condemn the behavior exhibited by Sam Johnson in a recent video widely circulated on social media,” VisuWell said in a statement posted online. “After investigating the matter and speaking to the individuals involved, the VisuWell Board of Directors has chosen to terminate Mr. Johnson from his position as CEO, effective immediately.”
The statement said that they have a “zero-tolerance policy for intolerance of any kind” and that Johnson’s actions did not meet the “high standards we set for ourselves.”
“We share the concerns that so many have expressed on this matter and […]