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Zuckerberg's security chief put on leave over allegations of racist remarks

A row erupted over alleged racist and homophobic remarks made by the security chief who was put on administrative leave while an external law firm investigated the matter

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Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security chief has been placed on administrative leave amid allegations that he made racist and homophobic remarks about people including the Facebook Inc. founder’s wife.

Liam Booth allegedly made the remarks about Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan, and some of the employees at their household, Business Insider reported earlier, citing legal letters from the former household staff. A spokesman for the Zuckerberg and Chan family office said Booth has been placed on leave while an outside law firm investigates. It didn’t confirm the precise nature of the allegations published by Business Insider.

“The family office takes complaints of workplace misconduct

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 6:37 PM IST

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