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CBS Fires Corporate Lawyer for Comments on Vegas Massacre

Network says Geftman-Gold’s take on horrific murders was “deeply unacceptable”
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CBS has fired Hayley Geftman-Gold, VP and senior legal counsel, for comments she made on social media after the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas Oct. 1 that left 59 dead and more than 500 injured.

Geftman-Gold said on Facebook that most country music fans are “Republican gun toters” who don’t deserve sympathy.

She also said she had no hope that Republicans would take action on gun control if they didn't do anything when children were murdered, apparently referring to the mass murders at Sandy Hook in 2012. Twenty children were killed in that incident.

CBS said Geftman-Gold’s words were “deeply unacceptable.”

“Our hearts go out to the victims in Las Vegas and their families,” the network said in a statement.

Geftman-Gold, who was with CBS for about a year, later apologized for her “indefensible” comments, which were deleted.

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