Ex-PwC Worker Put In Hot Seat Over Rude Texts, Emails

By Hannah Albarazi (February 24, 2021, 10:17 PM EST) -- PwC's counsel elicited testimony Wednesday in a California federal bench trial implying an ex-employee suing the auditing powerhouse for retaliation was fired for being unprofessional rather than for his purported whistleblowing, bolstering the cross-examination with text and email evidence of him criticizing colleagues and calling a superior a "pussy."

Ex-PwC employee Mauro Botta, who claims his superiors at the Big Four auditing behemoth went easy on audits to keep clients happy and retaliated against him for filing a complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, testified during cross-examination that his superiors didn't directly pressure him to sign off on audits,...

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