by Beth Connolly on April 12, 2012
After an extensive internal e-mail scan, Charlie Gasparino reports, Goldman Sachs failed to find evidence of the disparaging use of the term “muppet” which Greg Smith exposed in his scathing resignation letter.
Instead, shockingly, they discovered an office filled with Jason Segal fans. Jason Segal, a tall, gangly guy whose goofy hair wouldn’t fly on Wall Street. It’s downright scandalous. Many Goldman employees actually enjoyed the Jason Segal Muppet movie.
Here’s what Gasparino reported, via Dealbreaker:
“People close to Goldman tell FOX Business 98% of the email muppet use referred to the movie. Sources at Goldman also say the malicious muppet use in emails involves name calling among colleagues; apparently at Goldman they call each other muppet. Sources say the firm finds no evidence so far to substantiate Smith’s claims that people were talking about clients.”
Right. It’s a good thing Goldman is investigating those claims, since the muppetry was the most outrageous violation of Goldman’s purported code of ethics that Smith accused the firm of in his letter.