Did the CEOs of Twitter, Walmart & CNBC resign on the first day of the Ghislaine Maxwell trial?
With stories like these, it's not always as simple as "true" or "false."
Ghislaine Maxwell - former associate a former associate of Jeffrey Epstein - has today gone on trial for sex abuse charges.
Prosecutors allege she preyed on and groomed young girls for Epstein to abuse, and the pair were "partners in crime."
Maxwell denies the charges and her defence claims she is being used as a "scapegoat" for Epstein's crimes, according to the BBC.
But one tweet, which currently has several thousand likes, claims "on the FIRST day of the Ghislaine Maxwell trial, the (CEOs of Twitter Walmart & CNBC) resigned."
But is that true?
Let's break it down:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey HAS stepped down from his position, with Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal to become his successor.
Dorsey will remain on Twitter's board until 2022.
Doug McMillon has NOT resigned as Walmart CEO - but longtime finance Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Brett Biggs has announced he'll be leaving the company in 2023.
As the New York Post reports, "Monday’s announcement came as a surprise to some analysts who had viewed Biggs as next in line for Walmart’s top job."
Finally, what about CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman?
There have been no reports of a resignation within the business news channel recently, and certainly not at the top level.
However, CNBC was the first to report Jack Dorsey's resignation.
RATING: MOSTLY FALSE
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