“We value diversity of thought and respect Melissa’s personal views and the views of all employees; however, when those views create a hostile working environment, we must make difficult decisions to part ways.”
Tucker Carlson first reported on Thursday night that Equity Prime Mortgage fired Melissa Rolfe, the stepmother of Garrett Rolfe, who is accused of killing Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, GA.
EPM confirmed the firing late Thursday night.
EPM tweeted this statement hours before Carlson’s show:
EPM is dedicated to being an organization that strives for diversity and equality. We are guided by the 23 fundamentals of the EPM Way to be an advocate for financial empowerment in the communities we serve. pic.twitter.com/ag7wkZLl13
— Equity Prime Mortgage LLC (@Equity_Prime) June 18, 2020
Late Thursday night, EPM confirmed Rolfe’s firing:
— Equity Prime Mortgage LLC (@Equity_Prime) June 19, 2020
Rolfe’s stepson Garrett faces 11 charges, including felony murder, for allegedly murdering Brooks in a Wendy’s parking lot
The Washington Examiner wrote Carlson’s segment:
Carlson said a “source familiar with the matter” told his show that Melissa Rolfe, the stepmother of Garrett Rolfe, was let go from an Atlanta-based company called Equity Prime Mortgage, where she had been human resources director.
“Rolfe was promised that her job was safe, but today she was told, and we’re quoting, ‘We have to terminate our relationship with you.’ No other explanation was offered,” he said.
Carlson said, “apparently,” her “only crime was being officer Rolfe’s stepmother.” He noted that Rolfe has been scrubbed from the company’s website.
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) June 19, 2020
The Washington Examiner did not see Rolfe on the Equity Prime Mortgage website. But she appeared on the website back in May.
No one knows exactly what Rolfe said or did to make EPM fire her, but news outlets pointed out a tweet from Georgia congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene.
On June 16, Greene posted a comment she supposedly received from Rolfe:
My name is Melissa Rolfe. My son is the Atlanta officer currently in the news. Our family has been completely devastated by all of this nonsense. I have heard how you feel on many topics and agree with you 100%. I pray you are victorious. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers.
But Republicans have moved away from Greene due to racist video posts on her Facebook page.DONATE
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