CBS Affiliate Employee Being Investigated for Bogus Fraud Report against ‘Memories Pizza’ (Updated)
Alix Bryan, a social media employee with WTVR-TV, the CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia, is being investigated by station management for filing a false fraud report to GoFundMe against Memories Pizza, a spokesman told The Gateway Pundit on Friday.
Over $700,000 has been raised in just a few days to help the family-owned business that has temporarily shut down after being harassed by totalitarian gay-rights supporters outraged the store said in a gotcha TV interview that in theory it would not cater a gay wedding because of their religious beliefs.
Bryan posted to Twitter on Wednesday evening she was filing a fraud complaint with GoFundMe “just in case.”
“I have reported the GoFundMe for Memories Pizza for fraud. Just in case. http://www.gofundme.com/contact?t=donation_page_report&url=MemoriesPizza …”
When challenged for filing a fraud complaint based on no evidence, Bryan said “that is totally acceptable to do” and that had she looked in to the matter after she filed her complaint.
“Also, that is totally acceptable to do. I also did research afterward and contacted person who started fund. @LilacSundayBlog @CBS6”
Lawrence Billy Jones III, who started the GoFundMe page on Wednesday in coordination with Dana Loesch and other contributors to Loesch’s Blaze TV show, told Bryan on Twitter that she never contacted him.
— Lawrence Jones III (@LawrenceBJones3) April 3, 2015
“@alixbryan @LilacSundayBlog @CBS6 you didn’t contact me.”
Bryan describes herself on Twitter as an employee of CBS6
“I like to travel, ask questions, and help improve the world. 1/3 of a kick-ass web and social media team @CBS6 in #RVA. Opinions are my own, not employers.”
Bryan claimed her work has nothing to do with her involving her herself in the Memories Pizza story with a false report.
“My work has nothing to do with this. @LilacSundayBlog @CBS6”
Her employers at WTVR may beg to differ.
UPDATE: A spokeswoman for WTVR told The Gateway Pundit the station is still reviewing Alix Bryan’s situation. No statement has been issued by the station as of 5 p.m. EDT.