Tech manager who called Bay Area women ‘soft and weak’ says Apple fired him

A former Facebook product manager says Apple fired him shortly after hiring him following an employee protest about allegedly sexist and racist language in his best-selling book Chaos Monkeys.

“I was fired by Apple in a snap decision,” Antonio García-Martínez said Friday afternoon on Twitter. His LinkedIn page says he started working at the Cupertino iPhone and app-store giant last month.

Apple earlier told Reuters in response to questions about his departure that, “Behavior that demeans or discriminates against people for who they are has no place here.”

García-Martínez said on Twitter that the company’s statement implied he’d engaged in “negative behavior” while at Apple. “That is defamatory and categorically false,”

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