The story of T-Mobile CEO John Legere getting kicked out of an AT&T party

John Legere
Here’s an interesting story: AT&T attempted to buyout T-Mobile in 2011 for $39 billion. Government regulators blocked the deal so AT&T gave T-Mobile a break-up free and they continued to be bitter rivals. Fast forward to 2013 and now T-Mobile CEO John Legere (pictured above) is getting kicked out of AT&T’s CES party. Legere was named CEO of T-Mobile in September 2012 and has been driving T-Mobile’s unique “uncannier” plans.

Earlier this week, AT&T hosted a Developer Summit concert with a performance from Macklemore. Legere crashed the party at Palms Las Vegas and took a photo with CNET’s Roger Cheng as shown in this tweet:


However, Legere was escorted out of the party by security shortly after Cheng’s tweet:


However, Legere was escorted out of the party by security shortly after Cheng’s tweet:

AT&T representatives claimed that Legere harassed party attendees. VentureBeat pointed out that Legere made a publicity stunt out of the whole incident by retweeting all of his supporters.

Gotta love intense rivalry between the big telecomm companies!

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