Trump fires Yates for her refusal to defend his executive order closing the nation’s borders to refugees and people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The president replaces Yates with Dana J. Boente, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, saying that he would serve as attorney general until Congress acts to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. In his first act in his new role, Mr. Boente announced that he was rescinding Yates’s order. Administration statement:
The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States. This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel. Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration. It is time to get serious about protecting our country. Calling for tougher vetting for individuals travelling from seven dangerous places is not extreme. It is reasonable and necessary to protect our country.
Encinia is fired after being charged with misdemeanor perjury on suspicion of lying in the arrest report he filed for the July incident. The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety letter:
I have determined that you have not rebutted the charges set out in the statement of charges.
After just over a year, Angelides is fired from Abercrombie & Fitch.
Fields is fired after department officials conduct an internal review that finds he used a maneuver that violates the agency’s training and procedural standards. Sheriff Lott also criticizes the student for “having started this whole incident with her actions”:
He picked a student up, and he threw the student across the room; that is not a proper technique. Deputy Ben Fields did wrong this past Monday, so we’re taking responsibility for that…He’s sorry that this whole thing occurred. It was not his intent…He tried to do his job, and that’s what he feels like he did. He tried to do his job, and it happened very quickly.
We know important work is ahead of us as we thoughtfully and carefully review the decision-making progress that may lead to a school resource officer taking the lead in handling a student disruption. Conversations that have already started will continue around how we work with the sheriff’s department on improvement and coordination of our work as educators and their work as law enforcement officers.
Walmart is planning to lay off less than 500 people out of 18,000 at its headquarters in Arkansas as part of the retail giant’s efforts to cut costs
Stone, an advisor to Trump’s campaign, says he has resigned. However, Trump says he fired him. Stone:
I’m going to kick my 2016 campaign into higher gear, cleaning house, no more “publicity seekers”
Excerpt from Stone’s resignation letter:
Restoring national pride and bringing jobs back to America – your initial and still underlying message – is a solid conservative message. In fact, it catapulted you instantly into a commanding lead in the race. Unfortunately, the current controversies involving personalities and provocative media fights have reached such a high volume that it has distracted attention from your platform and overwhelmed your core message. With this current direction of the candidacy, I no longer can remain involved in your campaign.
Trump’s campaign fires a staffer for having placed racist posts on Facebook. The terminated worker made numerous inappropriate posts dating as far back as 2007. President Obama and Al Sharpton’s daughter are among the people said to have been mentioned, although the person in question, Nunberg, says he does not remember writing them. One of Trump’s advisers confirms that Nunberg is no longer associated with the Donald J. Trump for president campaign,
University of Cincinnati President Ono confirms Tensing has been fired, and that the school is currently reviewing its police department and policies.
Prime Minister Najib removes deputy premier Muhyiddin, for raising questions over the government’s closure of newspapers and delays in the continuing investigation of a corruption scandal. Najib:
Members of the cabinet should not air their differences in an open forum that can affect public opinion against the government and Malaysia. I must have a solid and unified team moving in the same direction.
Hogan’s is fired from WWE.
WWE has terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstarted by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.
In the wake of Jackson’s AMA, Reddit fires AMA admin Victoria Taylor. Other moderators of the subreddit feel the impact of her removal and close the subreddit off to the public Reddit population. Other large subreddits, such as /r/books, /r/science, /r/music, also close their subreddits in apparent protest to her removal. AMA moderator /u/Karmanaut:
Today, we learned that Victoria was unexpectedly let go from her position with Reddt. We all had the rug ripped out from under us and feel betrayed.
BBC drops Clarkson from Top Gear and decides not to renew his contract. BBC director general, Hall:
For me a line has been crossed. There cannot be one rule for one and one rule for another dictated by either rank, or public relations and commercial considerations……..This decision should in no way detract from the extraordinary contribution that Jeremy Clarkson has made to the BBC. I have always personally been a great fan of his work and Top Gear.
The committee demotes Jagland after his opponents win a majority on the panel. This is the first time in its history that the committee has ousted its chairman. Kullmann Five, who declined to explain the decision, will be taking over the vacated position.
The committee chooses a leader every year. This year is a new committee. Jagland has been a good leader for six years.
NASCAR suspends Busch indefinitely after a family court judge in the state of Delaware rules that Busch abused his ex-girlfriend Driscoll.
Given the serious nature of the findings and conclusions made by the Commissioner of the Family Court of the State of Delaware, NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch, effective immediately. He will not be allowed to race nor participate in any NASCAR activities until further notice.
MSNBC cancels Ronan Farrow Daily. Farrow’s new position is as the host of a series of primetime specials for the network. He is also featured as a special correspondent.
MSNBC cancels The Reid Report. Reid remains at the network as a national correspondent.
An employee at a St. Paul, Minnesota restaurant throws a tantrum after he is fired, in full view of customers. He goes on a profanity laced rant while damaging restaurant property. The worker seems to be upset because he is not being compensated for services rendered:
give me my (expletive) pay!
He eventually leaves the restaurant after having been asked to by the manager.
The manager who was involved in an incident where another employee berated him, which was recorded and posted on YouTube, is fired. Company officials state that Brandon Robertson has been terminated because they did not like the way he handled the situation. Robertson does not believe that he could have done anything differently:
I asked him to leave. What was I supposed to do?
The NFL Network fires Sapp following his arrest for soliciting prostitution. NFL Network spokesperson Alex Riethmiller:
Warren Sapp’s contract has been terminated and he no longer works for NFL Network.
The New York Jets fire head coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik. Owner Woody Johnson’s statement:
Both Rex and John made significant contributions to the team, and they have my appreciation and gratitude for their efforts and commitment. Over the years, Rex brought the Jets a bold confidence and a couple of great postseason runs, which all of us will remember.
The Chicago Bears fire head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery after a 5-11 season. Trestman statement:
I also want to thank all the coaches and players who gave us everything we asked over the past two years. I have tremendous respect for this organization. Chicago is a special city with great fans. I appreciate the warm support my family and I received.
This job was the opportunity of a lifetime. My only regret is we didn’t win enough games for that opportunity to continue.Thank you to all the Bears fans that have reached out to me the last three years, who have stopped to say hello, have extended their hand in friendship and that I’ve had the opportunity to have a conversation with. Your kindness does a lot more for the soul than people can imagine. To borrow a lyric or a line from Carrie Newcomer: ‘We stand breathless on the clean edge of change.’ So it’s time to change and move forward. Go Bears. Thanks for your time.
Del Rio is released by WWE for unprofessional conduct during an altercation with a fellow employee. Further details have not been released. WWE declines to comment on the situation.
WWE comes to terms with the release of five wrestlers from the NXT brand. Garrett Dylan, Travis Tyler, Slate Randall, Mac Miles, and Dani Jax all part ways with the company.
WWE releases Rodriguez. He had been with the company since August of 2010 when he debuted alongside Alberto Del Rio on the Smackdown brand.
I have come to terms with WWE on my release. I want to thank them for four great years. But I miss wrestling.
After announcing a 7% staff cut, the company releases 55 employees from varying departments within WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Sources say Vince McMahon sent out an email to announce the end of the staff reduction process.
The Company’s Board of Directors announce that once the contractually mandated 30-day period expires, Founder and CEO, Dov Charney, will be fired for alleged misconduct. The nature of the misconduct is not being disclosed at this time. Allan Mayer, the company’s co-chairman, says:
We take no joy in this, but the board felt it was the right thing to do. [The decision] was not the result of any problems with the company’s operations.
Charney’s alleged problems did not appear to be criminal in nature but involved his personal conduct with women and poor judgment, said a source familiar with the matter.
The acting Saudi health minister fires Deputy Health Minister Doctor Ziad Memish. No reasons for the dismissal are given publicly. Some scientists had criticized Memish, a key figure in the country’s efforts to contain the disease, for his reluctance to collaborate with international specialists. He is the second senior health official to be sacked in six weeks. Saudi Arabia’s health minister lost his job when the rate of new infections began rising rapidly in April.
Rap Genius co-founder Moghadam resigns after posting a series of annotations on the site’s copy of Roger’s 41-page manifesto. Moghadam comments include “beautifully written” and comments about Rodger’s sister:
Elliot barely mentions his sister Georgia throughout the book! Towards the end, however, he tells us that they did not get along and becomes extremely angry when he hears her having sex with her boyfriend MY GUESS: his sister is smokin hot
He tells Valleywag:
I was fascinated by the fact that a text was associated with such a heartbreaking crime, especially since Elliot is talking about my neighborhood growing up. I got carried away with making the annotations and making any comment about his sister was in horrible taste, thankfully the rap genius community edits out my poor judgement, I am very sorry for writing it
And apologizes on Twitter
I want to apologize to everyone. I need to hear these criticisms, reflect for real, and work on becoming a better person.
Rap Genius CEO Lehman issues a statement:
However, Mahbod Moghadam, one of my co-founders, annotated the piece with annotations that not only didn’t attempt to enhance anyone’s understanding of the text, but went beyond that into gleeful insensitivity and misogyny. All of which is contrary to everything we’re trying to accomplish at Rap Genius.
In a statement to Joe Hagan, Baldwin reveals the reason behind LaBeouf’s hasty exit from Orphans. The actor corroborates that the two had “creative differences,” but goes on to say that the younger actor was ultimately fired. Baldwin says he knew one of them had to go and even volunteered to leave the play rather than LaBeouf.
I said, ‘I’ll tell you what, I’ll go.’ I said don’t fire the kid, I’ll quit. They said no, no, no, no, and they fired him. And I think he was shocked.
A state attorney’s office investigator hand delivers a letter to Ben Kruidbos’ home that says
he can never again be trusted to step foot in this office.
It also states poor work performance and violation of public records as reasons for the dismissal. Kruidbos denies the allegations, but fears the letter will make it difficult to find another job.
Keller is let go as director of social media for Bloomberg Businessweek after Keys tweets two-month-old private messages from Keller in apparent retaliation for Keller leaking a conversation to Gizmodo in March, when news of Keys’s indictment first broke. In the DMs Keller says, “I f-cking hate it here,” and disparages his employer.
Keys is fired by Reuters.
Keys says his independent coverage of the events of the Boston marathon, where he tweeted information from police scanners that ended up being incorrect, was one of the reasons he was given for his termination.
I assume they were looking for an out…It’s my understanding that Reuters did not agree with some of the coverage I did on my own during the Boston Marathon events from last week. And they have a specific set of reasons for the termination which I don’t agree with and the union that represents me does not agree with. We are in agreement, the union and myself, that I have done nothing wrong, that the basis for the termination is incorrect and doesn’t hold any water.
The actor is fired from Two and a Half Men. The actor says:
This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whatshiscock again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension. These guys are such yellow cockroaches that they didn’t even have the decency to call me. I put 5 bil in their cheap suit pockets and another half a bil in what’s-his-cheese’s pockets and this is the f**king respect I get? It’s just deplorable, and they should be ashamed of themselves!
After two and a half years at Fox 40, Keys is pulled up by his boss for criticizing the station’s coverage of a fire at a local mall, from his personal Twitter account. Keys tells his boss that he wants to exert his right to say what he wanted on his personal Twitter feed. His boss tells him to go home and not to work over the weekend. Keys says he cannot guarantee that, and never returns to work. Keys is terminated. He retains the passwords for the company’s content management system.
Dock is let go from his job as the official artist for Minecraft. Notch acknowledges his skill as a game designer but says he prefers to develop alone:
I went from doing Minecraft on my own to suddenly having to wait for someone else before I could move on. We had repeated problems getting anything animated to load into the game, and eventually I decided to just go ahead on my own.
President Mbeki dismisses his deputy Zuma. Mbeki:
In the interest of the honourable deputy president, the government, our young democratic system and our country, it would be best to release the honourable Jacob Zuma from his responsibilities as deputy president of the republic and member of the cabinet.
I believe he has taken this decision not because he believes I am guilty of any crime but because of considerations relating to the constraints within which government operates.
Hewlett-Packard board forces Fiorina to resign.
While I regret the board and I have differences about how to execute HP’s strategy, I respect their decision.
Burton is fired from Disney after the film was completed; the studio believed the film was not suitable for the young target audiences:
It wasn’t like Alan Sugar saying ‘You’re fired’. I didn’t quite get it that strong. But yes, we parted ways at that point. We have a nice revolving door policy! It’s all based on projects and how companies change. It was a ‘thank you very much, but you go your way and we’ll go our way’ kind of thing.