Puerto Rico officials made homophobic comments about CBS reporter, leaked transcripts show
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CBS News correspondent David Begnaud was mentioned in a homophobic, profane and derogatory group chat between Puerto Rico’s governor and other officials.
- Ricardo Rosselló and other officials were reportedly unhappy with Begnaud’s reporting on the island’s recovery and crime.
- The conversation reportedly also included a death threat against San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.
- Two officials have already stepped down after the chats leaked.
- Meanwhile, two former members of Rosselló’s administration have been arrested on fraud charges connected to over $15 million in federal funding.
- Rosselló is rebutting calls to step down, reportedly saying he was just “venting” in the chat.
- Begnaud is also reporting that more chats may be leaked soon.
- CBS responded by sending Begnaud back to the island to cover the growing scandals.
Puerto Rico's governor faces new calls to resign over leaked conversations that reveal his role in a profane, sexist & homophobic group chat. Two top officials stepped down this weekend after the leak.@DavidBegnaud is among the people targeted in the chat: pic.twitter.com/ARdHEGM5eN
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) July 15, 2019