A top CBS executive was fired earlier this week for writing in a Facebook post that the victims of the Las Vegas shooting didn't deserve her sympathy, speculating that they were most likely Republicans. She lost her job within hours of the post, and now claims that she's receiving death threats via email and social media.
"If they wouldn't do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing," Hayley Geftman-Gold, VP and senior counsel in strategic transactions at CBS, posted on Monday. "I'm actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans are often republican gun toters."
The comments quickly caused an uproar, leading at least one Facebook group to pull images from her other profiles—including the Twitter profile photo above—while petitioning to get her fired and disbarred. Geftman-Gold was sacked by CBS on Monday night, hours after she issued an an apology, calling her remarks "shameful" and "indefensible."
“I am deeply sorry for diminishing the significance of every life affected by Stephen Paddock's terrorism last night and for the pain my words have inflicted on the loved ones of the victims,” she said.
Now, police sources tell the Daily News that the Manhattan-based executive has reported several death threats made against her online. A spokesperson with the NYPD couldn't confirm the threats, which are reportedly under investigation.
"Her views as expressed on social media are deeply unacceptable to all of us at CBS," a CBS spokesperson said in a statement. "Our hearts go out to the victims in Las Vegas and their families."