It is not usually TBRN policy to comment on departure of staff members, preferring to handle these matters internally and keep them there, save for amicable departures that require a kind send-off. Unfortunately, we have an unusual situation.
Recently, it came to our attention that a document was posted that Armando himself did not author. However, he did help to make it public, tweeting a link and telling his followers to enjoy the document, which we will not name. We will not name it because the document contains numerous incidents of doxing, and also contained shaming of various figures in the blind community, including one TBRN broadcaster. TBRN claims no liability for the content of this document, and does not tolerate its broadcasters participation in direct doxing. However, the situation was slightly more complicated than that, given that Armando was not part of the group who wrote this document.
Upon learning of Armando’s lack of authorship this morning, Andre Louis, Bianca Peterek, and I met with Armando to discuss what actions would be taken in response to his publicity of the document. He was offered the option of stepping away for four weeks and a public apology to those the document doxed. TBRN would’ve endorsed his apology, and he would’ve been welcomed back after his four week suspension with no change in his treatment. We would have still had his back, and he would have been able to enjoy all the benefits of being a TBRN broadcaster for years to come.
Unfortunately, he didn’t take it, and chose to depart TBRN at speed. We are saddened by this development. The management of TBRN would like to apologize for the actions of our now ex broadcaster, particularly to those people who were doxed. Moreover, we hope that this unfortunate development does not impact your ability to enjoy the quality content TBRN provides.