The CEO of KB Home, one of the nation's
biggest homebuilders, was recorded by a security camera hurling slurs
at comedian Kathy Griffin.
In the audio obtained by HuffPost,
Jeffrey Mezger is heard using sexist and homophobic language while speaking
to Randy Bick, Griffin's boyfriend. Griffin and Bick had earlier
filed a noise complaint against Mezger, one of Griffin's neighbors.
“Hey Randy, go fuck yourself,”
Mezger is heard saying.
“You're stuck with a fucking bald
dyke who Donald Trump kind of put the heat on.”
“Fuck you and fuck Kathy. You're not
our fucking neighbor, you're a fucking a-hole,” Mezger added.
President Donald Trump and his family
condemned Griffin in June after she posted a photo of herself holding
a bloody, decapitated head that resembled Trump. The incident led to
her firing from CNN's annual New Year's Eve coverage and a falling
out with Anderson Cooper. Griffin recently said that she was done
Griffin says she's no longer friends with Anderson Cooper.)
Openly lesbian money guru Suze Orman
criticized Mezger after audio from his 2-minute rant went viral.
“Disgusting talk from the CEO of KB HOMES. You really want to buy
a home from this man? Beyond Disgusting!” she wrote on Twitter.
KB Home said in a regulatory filing
that Mezger's behavior was unacceptable and that it had cut his
annual bonus by 25%. The company also said that additional outbursts
would result in his firing.
reported that Griffin has filed for a restraining order against
Mezger and his wife Sandra.