Three days after the episode went viral, his company announced that his year-end bonus will be cut by 25 percent as a result of his behavior. He was also warned that similar incidents in the future would result in his firing.
Jeffrey Mezger, chief executive of the homebuilder KB Home, will take a 25 percent cut to his year-end bonus as a result of his sexist and homophobic outburst against his neighbor, the comedian Kathy Griffin, the company said Thursday.
Any similar incidents in the future, the company also said, would result in Mr. Mezger’s dismissal.
Mr. Mezger was recorded on Saturday by security cameras at Ms. Griffin’s home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles shouting profanities and derogatory comments at Ms. Griffin and her boyfriend, Randy Bick, after they had called the police to complain about noise from Mr. Mezger’s backyard.
The audio recording, published by HuffPost, provoked an immediate backlash on social media.
I can’t believe this! Disgraceful talk from the CEO of KB HOMES. You really want to buy a home from this man? Beyond Disgusting ! pic.twitter.com/BlM1Fumcce
— Suze Orman (@SuzeOrmanShow) September 19, 2017
Read more about it at the New York Times.