Puerto Rico officials made homophobic comments about CBS reporter, leaked transcripts show

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

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.