I'd said privately that GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios should resign over the recent controversy surrounding the group's endorsement of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger and the discovery that he lied about his involvement in an anti-net neutrality letter wholly written by AT&T and sent to the FCC on his behalf, but now it's official. GLAAD confirms that Jarrett Barrios has stepped down.
Ben Smith at Politico reported earlier today that the board's executive committee met and voted in favor of firing the embattled leader.
GLAAD will issue a full statement later this evening. I'll update the post when it comes in.
Catch up on the controversy with additional coverage from The Bilerico Project:
- GLAAD Announces Acting President, Coronado's Resignation
- Equality California Withdraws Anti-Net Neutrality Letter
- 6 GLAAD Board Members Resign; Coronado Remains
- The Scandal Grows: Gay AT&T Lobbyist's Role Exposed
- GLAAD Board Co-Chair Confirms Barrios' Days Are Numbered
- GLAAD/AT&T Fallout Continues as New Groups Admit Involvement
- GLAAD Chief Resigns Over AT&T FCC Flap
- Examining Other Minority Groups' Opposition to Net Neutrality, Support of AT&T Merger
- GLAAD President Admits Knowledge of Mystery Letter
- Interview: GLAAD President Addresses Recent Controversies