Earlier this week a group of Apple The staff were not very pleased with the hiring of Antonio Garcia Martinez, a former product manager at Facebook. Martinez wrote a book that contains several misogynistic statements. For example. “Most women in the Bay Area are soft and weak, spoiled by worldliness despite their claims of being, and naive, and generally full of shit.” The petition cited several other such misogynistic references.
Moved by the backlash, Apple reportedly asked the employee to leave the company, and now Martinez has released his version of the events in a series of tweets. Martinez claims Apple was very aware of his writings and actively recruited him. “Apple actively recruited me for my role on the advertising team and reached out to me through a former colleague to persuade me to join. Apple found my experience in advertising, especially data and privacy, very relevant to their endeavors and convinced me to leave my role at the time, ”he tweeted.
In a series of tweets, he went on to say that he had uprooted his life for Apple. “I’ve changed my life for Apple. I sold my WA residence, which I built with my own hands, moved, ceased any public media exposure and future writing efforts, and decided to build my career at Apple for years to come, ”Martinez said.
Regarding his writing, Martinez said Apple knew about it before hiring him and his “testimonials have been extensively questioned about my best-selling book.”
He went on to say that he did not part with Apple, but was fired in a quick decision. “Apple made a statement that clearly implied that I behaved negatively during my time at Apple. That is defamatory and categorically wrong. ”
Apple has not yet publicly commented on the whole matter in detail.