‘Homophobic’ Tennesse CEO fired after he’s accused of harassing boy for wearing a dress to his prom 

A Tennessee CEO was fired after he was accused of harassing a teenage boy for wearing a dress to his prom. 

Former VisuWell executive Sam Johnson, 46, was filmed telling the boy he looked like an ‘idiot’ at the prom near Nashville on Saturday. 

He has denied the allegations, despite being caught on camera making the remarks.  

A Tennessee CEO (right) was fired after he was allegedly caught on camera harassing a teenage boy for wearing a dress to prom

The boy, Dalton Stevens, 18, told NBC News he wore the dress as a statement to prove that 'clothing is really gender-less' and 'that it has no meaning', in an interview on Monday

The boy, Dalton Stevens, 18, told NBC News he wore the dress as a statement to prove that ‘clothing is really gender-less’ and ‘that it has no meaning’, in an interview on Monday

The boy, Dalton Stevens, 18, told NBC News he wore the dress as a statement to prove that ‘clothing is really gender-less’ and ‘that it has no meaning’, in an interview on Monday.

The Nashville high school senior told the broadcaster he was harassed by Johnson while taking pictures with his boyfriend Jacob Geitmann, who later posted the exchange on TikTok. 

‘I explained [why I was wearing the dress] to him and he continued to just call me names and just follow me’, Stevens explained. 

He said the young couple first noticed Johnson making ‘homophobic’ comments within the pairs earshot. 

The telemedicine CEO then approached Stevens and Geitmann and questioned why the 18-year-old had chosen to wear a dress.  

Johnson later allegedly told Stevens ‘you have hair on your chest, you shouldn’t be wearing a dress’. 

Geitmann then took out his phone and started filming the exchange, during which Johnson said he thought the 18-year-old senior looked ‘disgusting’.  

In the footage, a clearly distressed Stevens can he heard telling Johnson: ‘I chose what I want to wear so you can f*** off’. 

Johnson then tells Stevens: ‘Is that right? You look like and idiot’.   

While Geitmann is filming, Johnson apparently tries to knock the phone out of his hand, but ends up hitting Stevens.  

At the end of the 45-second footage, Stevens can be heard telling Johnson, ‘I’m sorry, I’m gorgeous’, to which he responds, ‘are you?’.  

It’s unclear what happened before Geitmann started recording. 

At the end of the 45-second footage, Stevens can be heard telling Johnson, 'I'm sorry, I'm gorgeous', to which he responds, 'are you?'

At the end of the 45-second footage, Stevens can be heard telling Johnson, ‘I’m sorry, I’m gorgeous’, to which he responds, ‘are you?’

Franklin police responded to the incident, but Johnson ‘denied any involvement in the confrontation’, Lieutenant Charles Warner said.   

Johnson told Newsweek: ‘We had just sat down for dinner at this restaurant that we frequent, and i was returning from the restroom when I was presented with their loud cursing,

‘Making it about the dress was their idea and they edited out most of the exchange’. 

Police requested Johnson settle his bill with the hotel and leave.  

Warner said officers would not be investigating the incident unless the couple chose to press charges.    

VisuWell said in a statement: ‘We unequivocally condemn the behavior exhibited by Sam Johnson in a recent video widely circulated on social media. 

‘After investigating the matter and speaking to individuals involved, the VisuWell BOD has chosen to terminate Mr. Johnson from his position as CEO, effective immediately.

‘VisuWell’s culture emphasizes respect, kindness, and compassion, especially for those from traditionally marginalized communities, and we maintain a zero-tolerance policy for intolerance of any kind.

‘Mr. Johnson’s actions contradicted the high standards we set for ourselves in promoting the health of those who use our platform.’

The company removed Johnson from his post after facing calls on Twitter to terminate is contract.  A ‘Meet out CEO’ page has since been removed from the VisuWell website. 

Astonishing moment wild black bear climbs inside a jacuzzi to warm up in the cold mountain air

‘It’s just having a blast’: Astonishing moment wild black bear climbs inside a holidaymaker’s jacuzzi to warm up in the cold mountain air

  • Clip from Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee, captures wild bear on March 20 
  • Animal clambers across patio and jumps into the water as Mason Trebony films 
  • Mr Trebony said bear stayed inside tub for 15 minutes before heading off again 

A wild black bear pried the lid off a holidaymaker’s steaming jacuzzi and climbed inside to warm up as the sun rose over the mountains in astonishing footage.

The clip, filmed in the Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee, captures the animal as it strolls across a patio fence, jumps down and makes its way over to the hot tub.

Mason Trebony, who shot the footage on March 20, had been renting the cabin with his wife when he saw the bear climb onto the deck of the cabin he was renting. 

In the clip, the animal is seen scrambling up a small set of steps before jumping in the hot tub – which is filled with warm water.

Pictured: The bear

The clip, filmed in the Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee, captures the animal as it relaxes in a holidaymaker’s hot tub for 15 minutes

The holidaymaker said the bear sat soaking in the jacuzzi for 15 minutes before it climbed out and returned to the nearby mountain.  

Footage captures Mr Trebony as he describes the astonishing moment to another person, saying: ‘Look, this bear walked over my coffee, it’s about to jump down.’

After being asked a question, he responds: ‘No, I didn’t speak to it, it’s a black bear, they’re bad bears. They can be mean. It just knocked my jacuzzi top over.

‘And now it just got into my jacuzzi. OK. It’s getting warm, it’s just having a blast.

Mason Trebony, who shot the footage on March 20, witnesses the bear climb into the hot tub as the sun rose over the mountains

Mason Trebony, who shot the footage on March 20, witnesses the bear climb into the hot tub as the sun rose over the mountains 

Footage captures Mr Trebony as he describes the astonishing moment to another person, saying: 'Look, this bear walked over my coffee, it's about to jump down'

Footage captures Mr Trebony as he describes the astonishing moment to another person, saying: ‘Look, this bear walked over my coffee, it’s about to jump down’

‘I’m glad I wasn’t in the jacuzzi. There’s a wild black bear in the jacuzzi getting warm. Unbelievable.’  

Mr Trebony then opens the patio door and steps outside as the bear swims to the other side of the steaming hot tub. 

He later explains that the bear had been ‘playing’ with another nearby the cabin before abandoning his pal in search of the hot tub.

The clip ends as the bear continues relaxing in the jacuzzi, and Mr Trebony steps back inside the safety of his home with the door shut firmly behind him.     

The US National Parks Service estimates that roughly 1,500 wild bears live in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

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