Tech CEO Michael Lofthouse Resigns After Racist Diatribe Against Coronavirus Photographed – National



div id=””> Warning: This article may trigger for some readers. Please read at your discretion.California Tech CEO Michael Lofthouse resigned after his racist coronavirus rant was filmed on the weekend of July 4.

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In an email to CNN, the CEO of cloud computing company Solid8 confirmed his resignation.

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“I can confirm that I have resigned from Solid8, ending all business relationships with immediate effect,” wrote Lofthouse. “I will do my duty to ensure that my personal actions do not continue to have a negative impact on the people closest to me.”

Chan wrote in the now viral video caption that she and her family were victims of unprovoked racist harassment.

“It was the face of the man who tirelessly harassed my family and I completely unprovoked, unjustified and unacceptable,” wrote Chan. “We were celebrating my tita’s birthday, literally just by singing her a happy birthday and taking pictures, when this white supremacist started to yell at us with repugnant racist comments. ”

According to Chan, Lofthouse threw insults at their table, such as “Fk you Asians”, “Go back to the f-king Asian country where you come from” and “You don’t belong here”.

As the video continues, a server, identified as Gennica Cochran by the San Francisco Bay Area broadcaster KGO-TV, intervened to tell Lofthouse to leave.

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Cochran had been watching Lofthouse all night, she said at the station, after changing tables, returning food several times and was rude to her manager, she said.

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“You have to go now. Get out. You’re not allowed here – get out now, “can hear Cochran say at the end of the video. “You don’t talk to our customers that way – they are valued customers. You are never allowed here again. ”

The waiter said something had overwhelmed her and she did what she had to do.

“To hear the emotion that sprang from my voice, to see my ways, it was incredible,” she told KGO-TV. “I did what someone else should or would do in this situation.”

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“I felt very protective of them,” she said. “You don’t come here and tell people that sort of thing. Especially people feel so raw when they get out of quarantine. Most of these people are the first time they go out to dinner and then someone attacks them, it was just no, no, I don’t have time for that. ”

Lofthouse released a statement on Monday saying he had “started sober again” and enrolled in an anti-racist program.

“My comments to the families involved were racist, hurtful and deeply inappropriate. The reactions to what has been said have been earned and I wholeheartedly admit that I am an accomplice in a system that allows these broken beliefs to exist, but I am determined to change, “said Lofthouse .

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“To the Chan and Orosa families, Gennica Cochran and to the Lucia restaurant at the Bernardus Lodge, please accept my sincere and sincere apologies, I hope the conversations and the awareness that this incident has created can serve as a catalyst for change necessary. It is my commitment to you to overcome my problems and be part of the solution for an equal and compassionate future. “

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On July 8, he tweeted an apology from his company’s Twitter account.

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