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Sep 19, 2013

Gamestop Employee Reportedly Fired Over GTA 5 Viral Video

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The Gamestop employee that appeared in the now-infamous GTA 5 “nerd rage” viral video was reportedly fired by the company for her behavior.

For those who haven’t watched the video in question, here’s what happened: One irritable Gamestop customer was had a bit of trouble acquiring his copy of Grand Theft Auto 5, a situation that turned ugly when the woman behind the counter decided to have some fun at his expense.

The employee in the video threatened to share the guy’s personal information with the world so everyone who watched the clip could pick on him. Not surprisingly, the man wasn’t happy about the threat. The situation quickly escalates from that point forward.

Shortly after California resident Curtis Lepore uploaded the video and shared it on Twitter, the folks at Gamestop got wind of the situation. Since the company doesn’t want to look bad in any way, shape, or form, the corporate office decided to investigate the situation.

Here’s the company’s official statement on the matter:

We are aware of this incident and are currently investigating the situation. We regret that this happened, as we strive to ensure all customers receive a great experience when visiting our stores. We would like to extend an apology to the affected customer as well as any other customer that was offended by this event.

Although the Gamestop employee’s fate is reportedly under investigation, one YouTube commenter said that the manager was recently sacked for her behavior.

I work for GS in the LA area. I am happy to report to all of you that this b**** has been fired as of today. She was a c*** to work for, and trust me when I say that we are all happy that she is gone. Also, she has done worse than just this. Just last year she was under investigation for fudging the numbers in her books because money and games were coming up missing. She talked her way out of it and pegged it on an innocent girl who just killed herself this past May.

If you missed the video, then have a look at the clip below.

Do you think the Gamestop employee should be fired for the way she treated the upset Grand Theft Auto 5 fan? Who do you feel was at fault in this situation?


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