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T-Mobile CEO Legere Apologizes for Comments Referring to Rape

June 19, 2014

T-Mobile CEO Legere Apologizes for Comments Referring to Rape

John Legere, chief executive officer of T-Mobile US Inc., during an event in Seattle on June 18, 2014. Photographer: Matthew Williams/Bloomberg

T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS:US) Chief Executive Officer John Legere apologized on his Twitter account for saying yesterday that rivals are “raping” consumers by overcharging them.

“The drawback to having no filter when I speak -- sometimes I need a filter. Genuinely apologize to those offended last night,” Legere said today. “I know I have a rated-R vocabulary, but even I can go too far.”

A self-styled rebel who routinely wears a hot-pink T-shirt to promote T-Mobile, Legere has helped the fourth-largest wireless carrier outpace its bigger competitors in subscriber additions this year. If Sprint Corp. reaches a deal to buy T-Mobile, Legere is likely to run the combined company, people familiar with the matter said last month.

At a press event yesterday, Legere railed against AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. “These high and mighty duopolists that are raping you for every penny you have,” he said. “The f---ers hate you.”

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