Giant Pulte Group in Atlanta Homebuilding Fires Incoming COO For Using Twitter Bots
According to Atlanta Business Chronicle research, PulteGroup operates in 26 states and is the fourth largest homebuilding company in Atlanta according with the number on the number of homes sold. The man has been fired for his posing for a promotion to PulteGroup Inc.’s C-suite following allegations of harassment associated with the use of Twitter bots.
According to a news release Friday. The Atlanta-based homebuilder founding family (NYSE: PHM) filed a civil complaint against the man Brandon Jones for his terrible doings such as interfering, stalking, harassing, and defaming the company’s founder, William J. Pulte, his grandson Bill Pulte, and his family.
According to a post by Yahoo Finance, Jones was set to succeed executive vice president and chief operating officer John Chadwick in January. 1, made fraudulent Twitter profiles, and those are the whole complaint that was allegedly done by Jones.
The complaint claims one of those fake profiles included using the identity of a dead man that sadly passed away in 2018 from Kentucky, along with other suspicious accounts that belonged to Jones he also used AI-generated profiles and posed as a business journalist.
Incoming COO for Atlanta Pulte Group Fired for Using Twitter Bots
Jones represented the company without showing his true identity, according to the complaint, while talking about layoffs and possibly internal board conversations. The Pulte family is also calling for an investigation into what corporation and shareholder resources were used in Jones’ alleged behavior.
Former CEO Richard Dugas (Jones boss) was dismissed by the Pulte family in 2016. According to a statement by Bill Pulte that Jones was at odds with the family since 2018.
Bill Pulte stated that he privately contacted the Board on Monday and was forced to sue Brandon on Wednesday. They are looking ahead to the independent investigation to determine the size and scope of this Bot Operation. He also stated that executives must be held to the same standards as the employees they manage. More to come.”
Jones was removed from his position at Pulte on Friday, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Jones was removed from his position at Pulte on Friday.