Drew Lauter president of iHeartMedia Atlanta
Atlanta radio executive let go after video surfaces of him appearing to use racist slurs Drew Lauter, president of media company iHeartMedia Atlanta, was let go after a video surfaced of him appearing to say racial slurs.
A spokesperson for iHeart Media confirmed to Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Ashli Lincoln on Thursday that Lauter is no longer employed by the company.
Atlanta market president of iHeartMedia
video shows Lauter riding in the backseat of a car and appearing to repeatedly use the “n-word.”
The same spokesperson says
“allegations of this nature go against our company values and our policies and we take them very seriously. ”
Employees were notified of his separation from the company Thursday, though the video dates back to August of last year.
iHeartMedia Atlanta President Drew Lauter
videos from attorney Jason Castle, who represents a Black iHeart executive who was riding in the car and recorded the videos.
They were taken in August 2021 while the group was leaving a local charity golf tournament, iHeart officials were made aware of the situation last year when it happened and took no apparent action against Lauter until after the recordings were released.
New Jersey and Texas-based attorney Jason Castle, says he and Roosevelt Jean represent the employee who recorded that cell phone video.