Prudential fires man accused of telling social media star to ‘go back to Wuhan’


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Insurance giant Prudential has fired an employee accused of telling a Korean-American social media star to “go back to Wuhan” while at a California restaurant, company officials said. Prudential Financial announced Tuesday it had terminated the man – identified as James Hilbrant – over video footage of the Sept. 12 encounter at the Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach went viral. “After thoroughly investigating the incident in Newport Beach, we have made the decision to end our relationship with the financial representative involved,” Prudential tweeted . Entrepreneur Sophia Chang said a man she later identified as Hilbrant made direct eye contact...