CEO Apologizes After Video Footage Shows Him Repeatedly Kicking A Puppy
The CEO of a major concessions company has issued an apology after he was caught on video repeatedly kicking a puppy in an elevator, according to Fortune Magazine.
[su_center_ad]Des Hague, CEO for Centerplate, a Connecticut company that supplies concessions for sports and entertainment arenas around the country including Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., the Superdome in New Orleans, the new Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco and Notre Dame, is seen in the footage, taken from a Vancouver apartment building, kicking a Doberman puppy, then aggressively yanking it up by a leash and nearly pulling the puppy off the ground.
In a statement released through his attorney, Hague apologized and said the incident was, “completely and utterly out of character.” He continued, “I am ashamed and deeply embarrassed… a minor frustration with a friend’s pet caused me to lose control of my emotional response… I would like to extend my apology to my family, company and clients, as I understand that this has also reflected negatively on them.”
The Connecticut based company is a $6 billion business with 30,000 employees and more than 350 clients, according to KHOU.
The company released a statement this evening which reads in part, “Centerplate does not condone the mistreatment of animals by any of its employees. Mr. Hague has agreed to attend counseling to address his anger management issues.”
If they don’t condone his actions, they would fire his sadistic ass.
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