The CEO caught on surveillance video kicking a small dog has resigned, his company announced Tuesday.
Desmond Hague, the outgoing CEO of Centerplate, a major sports catering company based in Stamford, Conn., left his post following several days of intense backlash over the video, Centerplate said in a statement. The company named Chris Verros, the company's chief operating officer under Hague, as acting CEO.
"We want to reiterate that we do not condone nor would we ever overlook the abuse of animals," said Joe O'Donnell, chairman Centerplate's board of directors, in a 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...."
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