Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security chief allegedly made some over the top comments that liberals would perceive to be in severe violation of today’s politically correct ‘community standards.’ What used to be considered “jokes,” even if they were in poor taste, have landed the top bodyguard in a lot worse trouble than simply being sent to Facebook jail.
Formerly with the Secret Service, Liam Booth has been the head of security watching directly over Facebook’s CEO, his wife Priscilla Chan, and their immediate family. That was until he was charged with making “racist, homophobic, and transphobic” comments, Business Insider relates. Another top aide, Brian Mosteller has also been implicated for “failing to act after the complaints were raised.”
Booth was placed on “administrative leave” while an attorney hired by the family office, Zuckerberg and Chan, investigates the complaints of workplace misconduct, which a spokesperson assures the family takes “very seriously.” A sub-contractor, Iconiq Capital, is in charge of handling many of Zuckerberg’s affairs including security.
“I’ll feed you something raw.”
In July of 2018, while the Zuckerberg’s were attending an event at the upscale sushi restaurant Nobu, the bodyguard “grabbed his own crotch and told a household staffer, who is gay, ‘I’ll feed you something raw,'” the business news outlet reports.
Booth is also accused of a separate incident where, according to a “demand letter,” written by attorneys for the employees, the Bloom firm:
“Booth made racist remarks to a household staffer about Chan’s driving ability, including that ‘she’s a woman and Asian, and Asians have no peripheral vision.'”
To emphasize his point, Booth pulled “his eyelids to the side in a racist caricature.”
Facebook is still facing other problems with their platform’s security habits and other issues that have been going on for a while.
Facebook reportedly spent $20 million in 2018 on security for Zuckerberg and his family, both at their private home and when family members are traveling, as disclosed in regulatory documents.