It was a tough moment for NBCUniversal, as its boss Jeff Shell fired from the company. It was due to the sexual harassment complaint by CNBC anchor Hadley Gamble. After knowing this news, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts calls Jeff Shell ouster ‘A Tough Moment’.
NBCUniversal Announcement About Jeff Shell
Last Sunday, NBCUniversal came up with the shocking news of firing chief Jeff Shell from his position. After this news, Comcast’s CEO reacted and posted some comments regarding his termination. Based on his post, it was tough for NBCUniversal to lose its chief. Also, Jeff Shell was ousted over this claim by a CNBC anchor.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Posts About Jeff Shell’s Termination
Additionally, Roberts said, “NBCUniversal was so fortunate to have an excellent and tenured leadership team so far. When you consider the list for the last 10 years, all of them are amazing and perfect in their work. Each company division has skilled employees to serve the best in the business.”
Furthermore, the CEO praised the president of Comcast, Mike Cavanagh. According to his talk, Mike will take care of the NBCU, replacing the exit of Jeff Shell. “NBCU is so lucky to have Mike as a chief. He is a fantastic human being, and most employees know him well. His main job is to work closely with the management team at NBCU.”
On Sunday, April 23, Comcast announced the termination of Shell. According to them, the female employee complained about the chief for his inappropriate conduct with her, including sexual harassment.” Thus, the company fired the chief and informed him that they won’t pay any severances.
No one expected this sudden incident of firing Shell. It is a big shock for those chiefs and heads working in media companies. Thus, to handle the NBCU, Mike took direct control of the team for the time being.
NBCU & Its Business
NBCU is doing a great job in terms of its studios and theme park businesses. They were up to 1.7% and 25% year by year, respectively. NBCU’s media business is the TV channels, and it decreased by 2% year over year.
It was due to the last year’s shows, such as the Olympics and Super Bowl. Without considering the above events, the business is down with sales ad 6.1 percent year over year.
Gamble & Her Attorney
Coming to the Gamble, the victim of Jeff Shell’s case was from Abu Dhabi. She has anchored the Capital Connection broadcast since 2010. Before this, her previous jobs include
- ABC News
- Fox News
In a statement, her attorney said she filed a complaint against Shell for harassing her. Based on attorney Suzanne McKie’s talk, “it was disappointing that Gamble’s name is out and her privacy affected due to his case.” Because of this complaint, even Gamble is dismissed from her job as an anchor as per the attorney.
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