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High-ranking Facebook executive was ‘forced to resign over his support for Donald Trump’ after gifting $10,000 to anti-Clinton campaign during the 2016 Presidential election
- Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey was allegedly fired for supporting Trump
- It had emerged Luckey paid $10,000 to an anti-Clinton group in the election
- After the revelation bosses including Mark Zuckerberg put pressure on him
- Eventually Luckey was put on leave and was said to have been fired in the end
- It comes as Donald Trump accused the tech giant of anti-conservative bias
Mail Online, November 12, 2018:
Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey was said to have come under intense pressure from Facebook’s leading figures after it emerged he had donated $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group during the 2016 Presidential election.
According to correspondence revealed by the Wall Street Journal, the revelation about his donation sparked a furore which saw him fired six months later.
Facebook higher-ups including founder Mark Zuckerberg himself were said to have attempted to pressgang Luckey into publicly supporting libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.
Palmer Luckey was reportedly fired by Facebook in March 2017 after it emerged he had donated $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group
Luckey founded Oculus VR in 2012 while still a teenager and sold it to Facebook two years later for more than $2billion, staying on as the company’s head
Sources said after he refused to support Johnson to draw attention away from his donation, Luckey was put on indefinite leave, and eventually fired.
Zuckerberg, however, claimed Luckey’s departure had nothing to do with politics while testifying before Congress about data privacy earlier this year.
Shortly after his dismissal Luckey, 26, allegedly hired an employment lawyer who argued Facebook had violated California law in pressuring the executive to voice support for Mr. Johnson and for punishing an employee for political activity.
Luckey and his lawyer were then able to negotiate a payout of at least $100 million, in stock awards and bonuses he would have received until July 2019.
A Facebook spokeswoman said in an email: ‘We can say unequivocally that Palmer’s departure was not due to his political views. We’re grateful for Palmer’s contributions to Oculus, and we’re glad he continues to actively support the VR industry.’
Luckey began working for Facebook after his company Oculus VR was bought by the tech giant in 2014.
Only two years earlier Luckey had started Oculus while still a teenager, with a $2.4 million crowdfunding campaign.
The startup’s eventual sale to Facebook in 2014 for more than $2 billion, was rumored to have netted the exec a cool $600 million and allowed him to stay on as head of the company.
The embattled tech genius is a longstanding supporter of President Trump having written to him in 2011 urging him to run for the White House.
Luckey has also previously stated he was inspired to become an entrepreneur at age 13 after being inspired by Trump’s book ‘The Art of the Deal’.
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