Billionaire investor David Bonderman—who serves on Uber’s Board of Directors—interrupted fellow board member Ariana Huffington to tell a sexist joke during an all-hands meeting about a cultural of sexism at the transportation technology company.
Huffington was speaking at a company meeting about a report by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that offered 47 recommendations for improving workplace culture.
“There’s a lot of data that shows then there’s one woman on the board, it’s much more likely that there will be a second woman on the board,” Huffington said, according to audio of that meeting.
“Actually, what it shows is that it’s much more likely to be more talking,” Bonderman replied.
New York Times reports the room was “aghast” after the remark, which Bonderman has since apologized for.
“I want to apologize to my fellow board member for a disrespectful comment that directed at her during today’s discussion,” Bonderman said in a statement. “It was inapporporiate. I also want to apologize to all Uber employees were were offended by the remark. I deeply regret it.”
Huffington accepted Bonderman’s apology,
“David has apologized to all Uber employees for a remark that was totally inappropriate and against the new culture we are building at Uber,” she said in a statement.
Listen to the audio below, via Yahoo! News:
Trump is facing massive criticism for his attacks on young women of color in Congress
US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.
"All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a White House event featuring products "Made in America."
"These are people that hate our country," he said of the four lawmakers. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."
Trump also accused the four first-term congresswomen -- who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin -- of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."
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President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign filed their latest campaign finance reports on Monday.
Anna Massoglia, a researcher at the money in politics watchdog group Open Secrets, dissected the numbers and made two startling discoveries.
In the three months covered, from April through June, Trump's campaign and affiliated joint fundraising committees spent $326,094.24 at Trump businesses, including six figures at both Mar-a-Lago and Trump Hotel DC.
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Republican strategy ripped President Donald Trump for being a "flagrant racist" during a Monday night appearance on MSNBC.
Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Wilson about Trump's latest nativist attacks on young women of color in Congress.
"Rick Wilson, is this a campaign strategy? Is this Donald Trump and his campaign advisers thinking, well, our only hope is going for the voters we already have and energizing them and getting them to come and squeak out that electoral formula once again?" O'Donnell asked.
"Absolutely, Lawrence. As everyone else stated on the show, it’s been obvious for a long time from the long arc of his dad to redling to the Central Park Five to birtherism to this stuff today, this guy, he's racist adjacent in of the best day of his life," Wilson is explained.