POLL: CEO Caught in Puppy Abuse Video Quits His Job

By Brian Shields

Tue Sep 2nd, 2014 3:09pm America/Los_Angeles

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CONNECTICUT (KRON) — Desmond Hague, the CEO of Centerplate, the company that supplies concessions at AT&T Park and many other sporting venues is now out of a job.

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Hague resigned his post after surveillance video showed him abusing a puppy in Vancouver.

The former CEO had apologized for the incident calling it out of character. He has agreed to serve community service and start an animal protection foundation. That hadn’t stopped people on social media from launching petition drives to force Hague from his job.

“We want to reiterate that we do not condone nor would we ever overlook the abuse of animals,” Centerplate Board Chairman Joe O’Donnell said in a written statement. “Following an extended review of the incident involving Mr. Hague, I’d like to apologize for the distress that this situation has caused to so many; but also thank our employees, clients and guests who expressed their feelings about this incident. Their voices helped us to frame our deliberations during this very unusual and unfortunate set of circumstances.”

Originally Hague had said the dog, a one-year old Doberman Pincher belonged to a friend but the Vancouver SPCA said it has confirmed the CEO was the owner.

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