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Former AT&T executive alleges he was a scapegoat in flap over a racist meme

Former AT&T executive alleges he was a scapegoat in flap over a racist meme

A former high-ranking AT&T executive has sued the Dallas telecommunications giant, alleging he was made a scapegoat for a corporate scandal involving a racist text message because his supervisors were nervous the government might block the company’s takeover of DirecTV.

Aaron Slator, who was president of content and advertising sales for AT&T’s U-Verse TV service, filed the breach of contract and breach of good faith lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Slator’s suit alleges that his April 2015 termination came after AT&T officials repeatedly assured him that he would not be terminated because of...

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