November 16, 2023

Wall Street Banker Fired Over Viral Antisemitic Video

A Wall Street employee has been fired after a viral video was made of him telling a Jewish American to "go back to your country."

Kurush Mistry was reportedly let go from Freepoint Commodities after the video that included him giving the middle finger in the recording.

"He was identified by journalist Andy Ngo as Kurush Mistry, which sources later also confirmed to the Financial Times," the New York Post reported.

"The woman with him — who called Israelis 'rapists' — was his partner, Shailja Gupta, the reports said.

"Ngo said the clip — which has already been viewed more than 6.5 million times — was filmed last Thursday at the intersection of 68th Street and Riverside Boulevard," it added.

"Ngo in his X posts noted that Mistry had been a New York City-based oil analyst with Freepoint. The Post said Freepoint is based in Stamford, Connecticut, and that Mistry — according to his LinkedIn profile, which was down as of Wednesday afternoon — had worked there for nine years and was previously employed by Morgan Stanley, Barclays, and Lehman Brothers," the Blaze reported.

"The paper added that Mistry refused to meet with reporters Wednesday and that the doorman 'outside his luxury apartment building — which includes amenities such as a steam room, Pilates studio, and a large, heated indoor pool — bore the brunt of his ire,'" it continued.

The video adds to increasing tensions and antisemitic attacks in the U.S. and other countries following attacks by Hamas on Israel on Oct. 7.

More than 1,400 Israelis were killed and over 240 hostages were taken. Over 30 Americans also died.

The firing showed a strong response by the former employer as companies seek to address such issues impacting the workplace.

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