Popular ESPN reporter Adnan Virk has been unceremoniously fired from the company. It is alleged that he had leaked private company information to the press, according to the New York Post.
The exact nature of his offense has not been revealed, but it was confirmed that he had been escorted off the ESPN campus in Bristol, Connecticut, last Friday. Sources told the Post that he had been accused of multiple offenses of leaking confidential company information to the media.
ESPN apparently carried out a full internal investigation into these allegations. They found that Virk failed to fully cooperate with this process, something which no doubt left ESPN feeling they had no alternative but to terminate his employment.
ESPN vice president Josh Krulewitz confirmed his departure in a short statement to the Post, merely saying, "Adnan Virk no longer works at ESPN."
ESPN has said nothing more and Virk has also not responded to requests for comment so far, either in person or through his agency, CAA.
If Virk was guilty of leaking confidential information, he would certainly not be able to plead ignorance. As an employee of ESPN, and therefore Disney, Virk would have been required to undertake compliance training on an annual basis. This process includes giving staff detailed guidance on corporate privacy and how to handle sensitive information.