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Reed Smith partner in sweary Twitter rant
18 October 2013
A partner at
has attracted controversy by tweeting at someone to "
go f*ck yourself and die
Steven M. Regan is a
real estate partner
at the firm's Pittsburgh office. He seems to hold some strong views on the existence of climate change, and his tweet "
No such thing as greenhouse gas. Carbon is necessary for life
" got the wry response "
". To which a furious Regan tweeted "
Go f@ck yourself and die
". He was told to calm down a little:
Realising that going completely batshit crazy online might be a career-limiting move, Regan deleted his Twitter account. But by then the damage was done and
had splashed the tweet all over the web.
Steven M. Regan yesterday
A spokeswoman for the firm told RollOnFriday that "
the posting of offensive commentary or language on social media is inappropriate and inconsistent with Reed Smith’s social media policy. We are addressing this matter internally.
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