Living Social Force Accountability from CMO Barry Judge: Fire Him!
October 16, 2014
#Fire Barry Judge
Discrimination based on race, sex, religion or retaliation are signs that far more unethical & illegal behavior happen within a company. And happens far more often in startups where the industry held belief is that they’re under-regulated and able to get away with more. Valley Wag reported Top LivingSocial Exec Pled Guilty to Assaulting Female Bar Patron:
Living Social CMO Barry Judge:
Prosecutors said Judge reached over and grabbed a woman under her skirt as the woman walked past him on the evening of June 22, 2013, at the Bourbon Steak lounge within the hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss the sex-abuse charge against him. […]
The 39-year-old woman, who was in the courtroom, emerged from the audience and told Senior Judge Susan Winfield she was “completely humiliated and degraded” by Judge.
Unchecked unethical or illegal corporate behavior will escalate
while being encouraged, replicated and rewarded
at a high cost to the public
Living Social should learn from Whitney Wolfe, a former Tinder Co-Founder who #ForcedAccountability on Tinder, ICA and her abuser Justin Mateen, a now Tinder Co-Founder and CMO, by filing a discrimination law suit.. Again, just because the company did not admit to wrongdoing doesn’t mean there wasn’t any wrongdoing.
Mateen resigned from Tinder in the wake of the lawsuit, a source unauthorized to speak publicly about the situation said Monday. Tinder declined to comment, and a call to a number listed for Mateen wasn’t answered. LA Times
While Living Social CMO Barry Judge committed his unethical and illegals acts against a woman in public and not to a co-worker, as was the situation in Mateen’s case, fact based ebvidence over time is the best indicator of the future.