- Hayley Geftman-Gold, 41, was a vice president and senior legal counsel at CBS
- Fired for comments made on Facebook in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre
- Said she was ‘not even sympathetic’ because ‘country music fans often are Republican gun-toters’
- She has told NYPD she is getting threats online after her comments were widely shared
A CBS legal executive fired for saying she had no sympathy for victims of the Las Vegas shooting has told police she is being harassed online, it has emerged.
Hayley Geftman-Gold, who was a vice president and senior legal counsel at CBS in New York, posted on Facebook that she was ‘not even sympathetic’ because ‘country music fans often are Republican gun-toters.’
The network said Monday that 41-year-old Geftman-Gold had violated the company’s standards by expressing deeply unacceptable views.
She has since told NYPD that she started getting threats on Facebook when her comments were widely shared on social media.
CBS legal executive Hayley Geftman-Gold (pictured), who was fired for saying she had no sympathy for victims of the Las Vegas shooting, has told police she is being harassed online
Geftman-Gold wrote on Facebook that she was ‘not even sympathetic’ to those killed or wounded because ‘country music fans often are Republican gun-toters’
Officers are said to be investigating her complaint, according to the New York Post.
Her LinkedIn profile says she had worked with CBS since September 2016, and graduated from Columbia Law in 2000.
She previously worked for MTV and graduated from Penn in 1997 before going to Columbia for law school.
The born and bred New Yorker now describes herself on Twitter bio as a ‘mommy’ and ‘new media lawyer’ who lives in Brooklyn.
The remarks came shortly after Stephen Paddock (right) had massacred 58 people at a music festival in Las Vegas
The outspoken critic of Republicans also helped organize a block party for the Hillary Clinton last year.
She and a fellow Brooklyn resident planned the block party held at the intersection of President and Clinton streets on election night.
She and her husband Ryan have three children and live in Brooklyn Heights.
Her social media remarks came shortly after Stephen Paddock had massacred 58 people by shooting down from a hotel room at crowds attending a country music festival in Las Vegas.
Geftman-Gold made the comments on Facebook in connection with a discussion on gun control.
She said she had no hope that Republicans would take action if they didn’t do anything when children were murdered, an apparent reference to the Sandy Hook massacre.
In the 2012 atrocity Adam Lanza gunned down 20 youngsters between six and seven years old at a school in Newtown, Connecticut.