SF tech CEO apologizes for racist rant aimed at Asian family
SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - A man captured on video berating an Asian family with racial slurs inside a Carmel Valley restaurant has been identified as tech CEO Michael Lofthouse.
Lofthouse is the head of Solid8, a San Francisco-based cloud computing company.
He was seen on video harassing Jordan Chan and her family who were out celebrating a birthday this past weekend at Bernardus, USA Today reports.
Lofthouse, who was sitting across from the family, began taunting them saying "Trump's going to [expletive] you," and [expletive] Asian piece of [expletive]!
A waitress then intervenes and yells, "No, you do not talk to our guests like that. Get out of here."
Several days after the incident, Lofthouse issued a statement apologizing for his actions.
"My behavior in the video is appalling. This was clearly a moment where I lost control and made incredibly hurtful and divisive comments. I would like to deeply apologize to the Chan family," he wrote.
Solid8 has yet to issue a statement on the matter.